City of Muscatine receives clean audit report – Voice Of Muscatine


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The City of Muscatine has once again received an unmodified (“clean”) opinion according to the annual audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, performed by Bohnsack and Frommelt LLP, certified public accountants, earlier this year.

Nancy Lueck, Finance Director, reported to the Audit Committee of the Muscatine City Council, that the audit opinion also noted that there were no findings again this year on the single audit (federal grant) component of the audit. She also noted that no deficiencies in internal control or material weaknesses were noted during the audit.

Lueck has been with the Finance Department since 1977 and has served as its director since 2005.

The City of Muscatine released the report following a presentation to the Muscatine City Council on Thursday, Dec. 21.

The City’s revenues totaled $54,610,815 for the fiscal year, a decrease of $1.835,691 from the prior year. Revenues included $17,561,942 in property taxes, $5,231,874 of other taxes, $19,634,562 of charges for services, $9,899,391 of operating grants and contributions, $691,347 of capital grants and contributions, and $1,591,699 of other revenues.

Expenses for City operations for the year totaled $49,399,162, an increase of $3,457,062 from the prior year. Expenses included $31,568,591 for governmental activities and $17,830,571 for business-type activities.

The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) will be submitted to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for consideration of the Certificate of Achievement in Excellence in Financial Report. The City of Muscatine has received the award for 29 consecutive years. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional organization serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.

A copy of the audit report is available for review at the City’s offices at 215 Sycamore Street, Muscatine, Iowa. The report is also available on the City of Muscatine’s website at City of Muscatine ACFR or the Auditor of State’s website at https://auditor.iowa.gov/audit-reports.