Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Monday, July 29, 2019

Columbus – A recent financial audits of the following entity 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.

·        City of Groveport (Franklin County)

·        City of Aurora (Portage County)

·        City of Brooklyn (Cuyahoga County)

·        City of Findlay (Hancock County)

·        City of Franklin (Warren County)

·        City of Orrville (Wayne County)

·        City of Solon (Cuyahoga County)

·        City of Shaker Heights (Cuyahoga County)

·        City of Napoleon (Henry County)

·        City of Tipp City (Miami County)

·        City of Euclid (Cuyahoga County)

·        City of Norton (Summit County)

·        City of Vandalia (Montgomery County)

“Local Governments have a responsibility to taxpayers to maintain accurate financial statements,” Auditor Faber said. “These cities have been diligent in their bookkeeping and are deserving of this honor.”

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