Taylor Recognizes Athens County for Excellent Financial Accountability

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Athens County - Auditor of State Mary Taylor’s office presented Athens County officials with the “Making Your Tax Dollars Count” award for their fiscal year 2008 audit. Fewer than five percent of all Ohio government agencies are eligible for this award.

“This award recognizes those that place a high priority on financial accountability,” Taylor said. “Athens County officials have demonstrated their commitment to properly account for taxpayer dollars and I am pleased to be able to recognize that commitment.”

Certain criteria must be met to receive the “Making Your Tax Dollars Count” award. Standards include:

  • The entity must complete and submit a Comprehensive
    Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  • There must be no findings or issues present in the audit report.
  • There must be no other financial concerns involving the entity.


The Ohio Auditor of State’s office is a leader in the accounting and auditing field, earning prestigious national honors from the Government Finance Officers Association, the National White Collar Crime Center and the National State Auditor’s Association.

Steve Faulkner
Deputy Press Secretary
(614) 644-1111