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  • Entity types – Indicates the type of government or government program under review.  Ohio has nearly 30 classifications of more than 5,000 units of state and local government.
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Report Description:

  • Agreed Upon Procedures – Reduced annual or biennial review of a government which is narrower in scope than a financial audit. An AUP report may also be issued as a result of a request by public entities for the performance of specific procedures.
  • Audited as Part of Primary Government – The designation when a component unit entity‚Äôs audit requirement is met by the audit of a larger, primary government. No separate audit report is issued for the component unit entity.
  • Basic Audit – Reduced annual or biennial review of a small government which meets established criteria.
  • Compliance Audit – Review of Medicaid provider services to determine compliance with program regulations.
  • Financial Audit – Annual or biennial review of the financial activity, legal compliance and fiscal controls of a government.
  • Fiscal Analysis – Review of the financial condition of a government under the authority of ORC Chapter 118.
  • Fiscal Caution, Watch or Emergency Analysis/Declaration – Review to determine if a local government meets the statutory criteria to declare a fiscal caution, watch or fiscal emergency.
  • Fiscal Caution, Watch or Emergency Analysis/Termination – Review to determine if a local government meets the statutory criteria for removal from fiscal caution, watch or emergency.
  • OP&F, OPERS, SERS or STRS Examinations – A report to provide assurance to the pension system auditors that census data reported to the pension system was complete and accurate.
  • Performance Audit – Review to assess the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of government business operations or programs.
  • Program Specific Audit – An audit of one federal program when a financial audit is not completed.
  • Public Interest Report – A report issued under the authority of ORC 117.11(B) as requested by the public office or initiated by the Auditor of State.
  • Report on Accounting Methods – Review of the financial accounting methods, records, files and accounts of a local government declared in fiscal emergency.
  • Retirement System Schedules – Audit of schedules prepared by the retirement system for the Pension or OPEB plan.
  • Special Audit – Review of questioned transactions to determine if fraud, waste or abuse has occurred.

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