Hattiesburg City Council Receives FY 2023 Financial Audit

Hattiesburg City Council Receives FY 2023 Financial Audit

Hattiesburg, Mississippi—On Friday, June 28, the Hattiesburg City Council held a special meeting to review the Fiscal Year 2023 audit by Topp, McWhorter, Harvey, PLLC. The council approved the audit with a 4-0 vote.

This audit marks the ninth completed since 2017, with three conducted within the first 17 months of Mayor Toby Barker’s administration.

Highlights from the audit include:

  • The City received an unmodified opinion (this is the best opinion an agency can receive for its audit).
  • No new findings were issued for the City.

“We are proud to deliver another on-time audit with no new findings,” said Mayor Toby Barker. “This demonstrates our commitment to solid financial practices that ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.”

Barker said, “We appreciate the efforts of TMH, and I am grateful to CAO Ann Jones, City Clerk Kermas Eaton, CFO Malcolm Berch and Comptroller Lisa Hanson for doing the work required to prepare for an audit of such a large municipal budget.”

The eight audits and receipt dates are listed below:

  • 2015 audit received in December 2017
  • 2016 audit received in July 2018
  • 2017 audit received in November 2018
  • 2018 audit received in June 2019
  • 2019 audit received in June 2020
  • 2020 audit received in May 2021
  • 2021 audit received in June 2022
  • 2022 audit received in June 2023
  • 2023 audit received in June 2024

Audits for fiscal years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 were completed on time.



FY 2023 Audit Report