MADERA COUNTY – Recently elected Madera County Auditor-Controller Todd Miller announced today to the Board of Supervisors that for the first time in at least 15 years, Madera County financial statements were filed with the State before the required March 31 deadline.
Madera County has been criticized in past years for not completing the annual audit on time. In some cases the audits were over a year late, says Miller.
“That era is over,” declared Miller, who based his campaign on cleaning up this very issue. “Our County staff stepped up and completed two years’ work in the past nine months, spending their evenings and weekends in the office.”
Past late audits have delayed funds flowing to the County and, in some cases, grant funds have been lost or not applied for, says Miller, who congratulated his staff at the Mar. 27 Supervisor’s board meeting, stating that they deserved to be acknowledged for their accomplishment. Miller also thanked the Board of Supervisors and County Administrative Officer for helping him obtain needed resources for the Auditor-Controller department.
“This accomplishment is important to the people of Madera County,” stated Miller. “On-time audit reports mean enhanced cash flows to the County and should improve the County’s credit rating.”
Miller has been on the job for nine months since being elected in the June 2014 primary. He was subsequently appointed by the Supervisors to fill the vacated position until year end, after then-Auditor/Controller Marcia Hall abruptly resigned, failing to serve out her term following her defeat in the primary. Miller’s elected term started Jan. 1, 2015.