Contracts with the Auditor of State

The Auditor of State works with Independent Public Accountants (IPAs) to fulfill the responsibility of auditing all public entities in Ohio.

Independent Public Accountants Portal

Registered IPA Firms

Log in to the IPA Portal to view bidding opportunities, update your firm's information, and check scores and report status.

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Register your IPA Firm

All Independent Public Accounting (IPA) firms interested in bidding on financial audits must register online and be approved by the Auditor of State's office.

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The Contracting Process

Open Bid List

All current jobs available for IPA firms are listed in the IPA Portal under "Express Interest in Contracts". Postings will remain on this listing until the stated "Request Deadline," at which time they will move to the "Closed Bid List."

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Closed Bid List

Track the mailing date of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for each job through the Closed Bid List. Postings remain on this list for 30 days after the RFP mailing date.

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Tier 1 Clients

Tier 1 clients are those considered to be large, complex, and high profile, and/or require specialized IPA experience by the AOS. Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean the audits of these clients will be contracted to an IPA.

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