Toccoa To Stay With Same Auditing Firm

The Toccoa City Commission will keep the same firm conducting the city’s fiscal year audits for another three years.

During Monday’s meeting, the city commission voted unanimously to approve a new auditing contract with Mauldin and Jenkins, the city’s current auditor.

Mauldin and Jenkins of Atlanta has conducted the city of Toccoa’s audits since Fiscal Year 2010.

Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson said he recommends staying with the firm.

“Mauldin and Jenkins is considered to be one of the better audit firms in the state of Georgia as it relates to local government audits and they are doing us a good job for a reasonable amount of money,” said Jackson.

At the city’s December 10 meeting, Joel Black from Mauldin and Jenkins said that the firm appreciated working with the city and wanted to continue to do so.

The city of Toccoa paid Mauldin and Jenkins $25,000 for the audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

Under the contract approved by the commission, Toccoa will pay $25,000 for the Fiscal Year 2013 audit, then $25,500 for the Fiscal Year 2014 audit, and $26,500 for the Fiscal Year 2015 audit.

Mauldin and Jenkins does note that if the city is required to have a Single Audit, also known as a federal compliance audit, additional fees will be necessary.

Mauldin and Jenkins also conducts the yearly audit for Stephens County.