Auditor of State Awards

The Auditor of State’s office presents awards to public entities that meet specific criteria during their financial audit.

Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

  • The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in the form of a CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report);
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than $10,000
    • Lack of timely report submission
    • Reconciliation
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
    • Findings for recovery less than $100
    • Public meetings or public records

In The Photo: The Cuyahoga County Public Library earned the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for five consecutive audit reports. Auditor Dave Yost presented the 2014 award to Board President Maria Spangler, Operations Director and Fiscal Officer Scott Morgan, and Executive Director Sari Feldman.

Auditor of State Award

Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

  • The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than $10,000
    • Lack of timely report submission
    • Reconciliation
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
    • Findings for recovery less than $100
    • Public meetings or public records
  • The entity has no other financial or other concerns

In The Photo: The City of Hudson earned the Auditor of State Award for a "clean" audit report. Auditor Yost presented the award to the city's fiscal officer during a trip to the region.

Taxpayer Hero Award

Taxpayer Heroes demonstrate initiative with innovative ideas to cut costs, increase efficiency, and protect tax dollars for Ohio’s local governments and school districts.