Burbank may have to redo nearly $600,000 worth of financial audits that were performed by the same firm under investigation for its role in the city of Bell employee compensation scandal, officials said.
Mayer Hoffman McCann is currently under investigation by California Controller John Chiang’s office to see if it adhered to government standards while auditing Bell, Chiang spokesman Garin Casaleggio said.
The firm has audited Burbank’s financial statements since the fiscal year ending in 2006.
“Along with a series of audits the controller has done to put Bell back on the path of reform, he is also looking at Mayer Hoffman McCann,” Casaleggio said. “The firm gave them a clean bill of health and that is a serious concern.”