Auditor irked by flaws in Minn. accounting system

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota government auditor is voicing frustration over kinks in a state accounting system overhaul that he says have led to delays and other problems in tracking taxpayer dollars.

The agency responsible for the system insists past problems with the rollout are being adequately addressed.

The Department of Minnesota Management and Budget disclosed last fall that implementation of the nearly $70 million SWIFT accounting system had caused delays in producing essential government reports. KSTP-TV reported Tuesday that some entities linked to the new system continue to be cited for tardiness with federal audit reports.

Legislative Auditor James Nobles says his office has had issues verifying financial data of agencies it reviews because of the conversion to the SWIFT system.

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s confident any glitches are being addressed.

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