Partnership For Children Receives Clean Audit Report

Partnership-For-Children-Johnston-County-FISelma – The Partnership for Children of Johnston County, Inc. (PFCJC) has a “clean bill” of financial health, according to an independent auditor’s report from Winston, Williams, Creech, Evans, & Company, LLP. An audit of Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Smart Start activities found the organization was in compliance and had appropriate internal controls. PFCJC is the organization that oversees Smart Start and NC Pre-K funds for Johnston County.

Smart Start and NC Pre-K legislation require annual audits for local administrators. Auditors look for compliance in three core areas: accuracy of financial statements; how the partnership processes and authorizes transactions such as grants, accounts payable, payroll and cash receipts; and contract compliance.

“The Partnership is committed to accountability for the funds we’ve been entrusted with and our audits show it.” said Dwight Morris, Executive Director.

Smart Start is an early childhood leadership network that leverages private and public dollars to address issues critical to North Carolina’s young children and future workforce. NC Pre-K provides high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children.