Taylor Recognizes Montgomery County for Excellent Financial Accountability

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Montgomery County -

Photo includes: County Auditor Karl Keith and Auditor of State Regional Liaison Lisa Hayes.

Auditor of State Mary Taylor’s office today
presented Montgomery 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.

“I am pleased to recognize Montgomery County for properly accounting for the tax dollars they spend,” Taylor said. “The community should be proud of their commitment to making sure that each tax dollar is spent appropriately.”

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