County nets clean audit


Doña Ana County received a clean audit following a presentation at a Board of Commissioners meeting on Feb. 13.

Auditors with Hinkle and Landers, an Albuquerque-based firm, issued unmodified opinions for the county’s financial statements and federal awards. An unmodified opinion is the best possible outcome for an audit.

“My hat’s off to (the county finance department),” Diana Murillo, District 2 Commissioner, said. “To have zero findings on budget speaks volumes.”

The auditors reviewed the county’s financial statements, which included reviews of what the county owns, county debts and other markers of the health of county financial records. The federal awards included various COVID-19 relief grants and other grants from the federal Department of Transportation, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security.

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