RESULTS OF SURPRISE CASH COUNTS AND BANK ACCOUNT REVIEW AT THE LOS ANGELES ANIMAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

The Controller’s Office conducted surprise cash counts at the Los Angeles Animal Services’ (LAAS) North Central and Harbor Animal Shelters, and at the Accounting and Licensing Offices. Auditors counted $1,508 in currency and checks, representing change funds of $400, petty cash of $455 and collections of $653. We also accounted for $250 in credit card receipts. The purpose of the surprise cash counts was to ensure that collections and authorized petty cash and change funds were properly accounted for and that adequate controls were in place over these funds.