State Auditor Adam Edelen today released the audit of the 2012 financial statement of Martin County Clerk Carol Sue Mills. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

Recent changes in auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures and excess fees of the Martin County Clerk in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The report found that the financial statement of the Clerk did not follow this format; however, the Clerk’s financial statement is fairly presented in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting, which is an acceptable reporting methodology. This reporting methodology is followed for all 120 clerk audits in Kentucky.

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