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Posted on: October 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Auditor Meacham is pleased to forward the following press release from Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Office.

A representative from Keith Faber’s Office will be present at the Mahoning County Commissioners’ Meeting on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to officially announce the award.

For Immediate Release:

Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Columbus – After a recent financial audits by Auditor of State Keith Faber’s office, good record keeping has qualified the following entities for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction:

  • City of Dublin (Franklin County)
  • Regional Income Tax Agency (Cuyahoga County)
  • Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (Stark County)
  • Mahoning County (Mahoning County)
  • City of Shaker Heights (Cuyahoga County)
  • City of Westlake (Cuyahoga County)
  • Greene County (Greene County)
  • West Chester Township (Butler County)

“This award recognizes the hard work of fiscal offices to keep clean, accurate records,” said Auditor Faber. “Their efforts go a long way toward making Ohio more efficient, effective, and transparent.”

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 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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