The Hunterdon County Commissioners celebrated a positive outcome from the 2022 Independent Audit last week.
For the eighth straight year, the audit certified the county’s financial record keeping as “clean.”
Over the past eight years, the audit has consistently found no significant discrepancies or non-compliance issues, officials said.
It confirmed that county records align with accounting principles and audit guidelines, according to a statement.
The county government operates on an annual budget exceeding $100 million.
“Strategic control over taxpayer dollars has enabled a tax rate freeze for the last five years and no county debt since 2014,” Commissioner Shaun Van Doren said.
Commissioner Director Zach Rich stated: “A single clean audit is usually commendable. Eight consecutive ones is outstanding.”
Hunterdon County CFO Andrew Bernath, department leaders, and those in finance, payroll, purchasing and budgeting were acknowledged by the commissioners for their efforts.