By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter
Auditor General Dorothy Bradley said that she has finally received the financial statements for the period 2011-2012 and should have her audit of those statements ready within the next three months.
Bradley told The Reporter that she received the statements from Accountant General Veronica Smith about three weeks ago and her team is preparing to start its audit of those documents.
Bradley said that she has still not received the financial record for the period 2012-2013 but said that her office’s first order of business is to review the 2011-2012 statements.
Once Bradley’s audit is concluded, the reports from the office of the Auditor General can be submitted to the Public Accounts Committee for review.
Joseph Waight, Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, told The Reporter in March that the Auditor General would be receiving the outstanding financial statements from the Accountant General by the end of the year.
Waight, at the time, explained that the delay in the transfer of records from Smith to Bradley was based on technical problems within the Ministry but they were aware of those issues,and working to correct them.
The last report from the office of the Auditor General was for the year 2010-2011.
In that report the Auditor General declared that her department didn’t have adequate resources or staffing to function the way that it should. That report also stated that the Office of the Auditor General ought to be able to staff itself rather than be staffed by the government.