Miami Valley Risk Management Association of Kettering Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Columbus - A recent financial audit of the Miami Valley Risk Management Association of Kettering by the Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The Miami Valley Risk Management Association of Kettering’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Left to right: Kathy St. Pierre, Administrative Assistant; Mark Schlagheck, President of the Board and Nicole Beckwith, Western Ohio Regional Liaison for the Auditor of State

“The foundation for good government lies in accurate financial reporting,” Auditor Yost said. “The Miami Valley Risk Management Association’s commitment to accountability is evident, and I am proud to present this award to them.”

The Auditor of State Award with Distinction is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. 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


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,600 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.


Carrie Bartunek
Press Secretary
(614) 728-7198