Five Entities Qualify for Auditor of State Award with Distinction
Columbus – Recent financial audits of the following entities by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office have returned clean audit reports. Their excellent record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.
· City of Cuyahoga Falls (Summit County)
· City of Delaware (Delaware County)
· City of Mansfield (Richland County)
· City of North Canton (Stark County)
· City of Solon (Cuyahoga County)
“Good finance is important to everything government does,” Auditor Yost said. “Sound budgetary decisions depend on clean and accurate books.”
The Auditor of State Award with Distinction is presented 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 timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in the form of a CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report);
• The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;
• The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:
o Ethics referrals
o Questioned costs less than $10,000
o Lack of timely report submission
o Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
o Findings for recovery less than $100
o Public meetings or public records
• No other financial or other concerns exist that involve eligible entity.
Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. His mission is to protect Ohioans’ tax dollars while aggressively fighting fraud, waste and misuse of public money.
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,900 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.
Audit reports are released semiweekly. The following audits were released Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. A full copy of each report is available online.
B.S.T. & G. Joint Fire District
Ohio Construction Academy
Ohio Public Works Commission
Westerville School District Library
Knox County District Board of Health
Madison County-London City Health District
Village of Darbyville
The following audits were released Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.
Ohio Board of Tax Appeals
City of Chillicothe
The following audits were released Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.
Out of State
Ohio Municipal Joint Self Insurance Pool
Village of Ashville
The following audits will be released Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.
Fairfield County General Health District
Lancaster Area Community Improvement Corporation
Meals on Wheels – Older Adults Alternatives of Fairfield County
Franklin County Public Health
Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority
Multi-County Correctional Center
The following audits will be released Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
Powell Community Infrastructure Financing Authority
Central Ohio Health Care Consortium
Pinnacle Community Infrastructure Finance Authority
Village of Ashley
Village of Shawnee Hills
City of Whitehall
Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
Ohio Department of Adjutant General
Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund
Village of Danville
North Fork Joint Township Cemetery
The following audits will be released Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.
City of Bexley
Office of Loan Administration
Ohio Broadcast Educational Media Commission
Ohio Casino Control Commission
Village of Obetz
Information for this story was provided by the Auditor of State’s office.
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