Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Award with Distinction

Monday, July 15, 2019

For Immediate Release:                                                      

July 15, 2019

Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Award with Distinction

Columbus – Recent financial audits of the following entities by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

·         Tri Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority (Montgomery County)

·         City of Painesville (Lake County)

·         Great Parks of Hamilton County (Hamilton County)

·         Westerville School District Library (Franklin County)

·         City of Beavercreek (Greene County)

·         City of Rossford (Wood County)

·         Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (Franklin County)

·         City of Fairborn (Greene County)

·         City of Grove City (Franklin County)

·         City of Willoughby (Lake County)

·         City of Blue Ash (Hamilton County)

·         Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (Hamilton County)

·         City of Lakewood (Cuyahoga County)

·         City of Northwood (Wood County)

·         City of Pickerington (Fairfield County)

·         Cuyahoga County Public Library (Cuyahoga County)

“Accurate bookkeeping is a critical component of efficient government,” Auditor Faber said. “These governments have shown their commitment to saving taxpayer’s money, and I am proud to present them with this award.”

The Auditor’s Office presents the Auditor of State Award with Distinction 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 financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office by the statutory due date, without extension, via the Hinkle System, on a GAAP accounting basis and prepare a CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report);

·         The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;

·         The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:

o   Ethics referrals

o   Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance

o   Lack of timely report submission

o   Bank reconciliation issues

o   Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance

o   Findings for recovery less than $500

o   Public meetings or public records issues

·         The entity has no other financial or other concerns

Full copies of these reports are available online.


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government.


Allie Dumski

Press Secretary