Students, auditor's office team for local government reviews

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University business and economics students are working with the state auditor’s office to help local governments operate more efficiently.
Auditor John B. McCuskey announced the partnership this week. A news release from the university said the project is in response to financial concerns of West Virginia local government officials.
McCuskey said the partnership also gives accounting students experience in financial monitoring and report preparation. The work is supervised and reviewed by an instructor and staff from the auditor’s office.
A pilot program has been tested this fall on a class of 36 graduate students. They’ll present the results of their work and make recommendations for improving the program.