Monroe County Tax Collector’s Office Receives Perfect Audit




Monroe County Tax Collector's Office Receives Perfect Audit

County's new independent auditor finds no errors, discrepancies, or questionable spending in Tax Collector's financial operations.

Key West, Fla. - May 8, 2023 – Constitutional Tax Collector Sam C. Steele announced his office recently received a perfect annual audit of its financial operations from Monroe County’s new independent auditor, RSM. It is the second consecutive perfect audit earned by the three-member Finance Department under Steele’s tenure since being sworn into office in January 2021.

“This is an outstanding accomplishment for our Finance Department,” said Tax Collector Steele. “Danny, Denise, and Anita exemplify the very best in teamwork and diligence to ensure excellence in all aspects of financial operations. Our office collected and distributed a record-high $431 million throughout the year, and I couldn’t be prouder of these three for balancing to the penny.”

This year’s perfect audit is just the latest financial recognition for the Monroe County Tax Collector’s Office. Last year, the Monroe County Tax Collector’s Office earned the Excellence in Financial Operations Award, a prestigious honor presented to a Tax Collector’s office from the Florida Tax Collectors Association. The award is determined by a five-person judging panel made up of government financial executives throughout the State of Florida. The panel examined the Tax Collector’s processes related to four areas of competency: Innovation & Automation; a Perfect Annual Audit Report; Customer Focus; and Budgeting.

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