Mehlville receives best possible opinion on audit

The Mehlville School District received an unqualified opinion from Daniel Jones & Associates, Certified Public Accountants, on its audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

An unqualified opinion is the best opinion any organization can receive, Jamie Bahr of Daniel Jones & Associates told the Board of Education at a meeting last month.

The Mehlville Board of Education voted unanimously to accept the audit, which cost the district $11,725.

During her Dec. 13 presentation, Bahr cited “no reportable conditions,” “no instances of noncompliance,” and “no audit findings,” related to the audit.

Furthermore, the 65-page audit stated, “The Mehlville R-9 School District was determined to be a low-risk auditee.”

In addition, Bahr cited strengths of the district’s accounting system; in particular, the high degree of internal control.

Mehlville Chief Financial Officer Brent Bell credited the school district’s system of checks and balances as a main reason for the successful audit, according to a district news release.

The audit can be viewed online by visiting and clicking on the Board of Education link.