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Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

For Immediate Release

Monday, September 12, 2022

Contact:
Marc Kovac
press@ohioauditor.gov

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

  • City of Napoleon (Henry County)
  • City of North Canton (Stark County)
  • City of Oxford (Butler County)
  • City of Brecksville (Cuyahoga County)
  • City of Tipp City (Miami County)
  • City of Centerville (Montgomery County)
  • Deerfield Township (Warren County)
  • Miami Valley Risk Management Association (Montgomery County)
  • West Chester Township (Butler County)
  • City of Rossford (Wood County)
  • City of Huber Heights (Montgomery County)
  • City of Mason (Warren County)
  • City of Miamisburg (Montgomery County)
  • City of Trotwood (Montgomery County)
  • City of Twinsburg (Summit County)
  • City of Wooster (Wayne County)
  • City of Sidney (Shelby County)
  • City of Strongsville (Cuyahoga County)
  • Clermont County (Clermont County)
  • City of Mansfield (Richland County)
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (Cuyahoga County)
  • Regional Income Tax Agency (Cuyahoga County)
  • City of Powell (Delaware County)
  • City of Berea (Cuyahoga County)
  • City of Fairview Park (Cuyahoga County)
  • City of Westerville (Franklin County)
  • Cuyahoga County Public Library (Cuyahoga County)
  • Toledo Lucas County Public Library (Lucas County)
  • City of Hamilton (Butler County)
  • City of New Albany (Franklin County)
  • City of Pickerington (Fairfield County)
  • City of Reynoldsburg (Franklin County)
  • City of Springboro (Warren County)
  • City of Lima (Allen County)
  • City of Moraine (Montgomery County)
  • City of North Olmsted (Cuyahoga County)
  • City of Pataskala (Licking County)
  • City of Solon (Cuyahoga County)
  • City of Shaker Heights (Cuyahoga County)
  • Northwestern Water and Sewer District (Wood County)

 “By keeping accurate financial records, governing bodies demonstrate their commitment to efficient, effective, and transparent service,” Auditor Faber said. “This award honors public entities who’ve put in the hard work to keep their finances in order.”

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:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance
    • Lack of timely report submission
    • Bank reconciliation issues
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance Findings for recovery less than $500
    • Public meetings or public records issues
  • The entity has no other financial or other concerns.

Full copies of these reports are available online.

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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.