Auditor of State Awards

The Auditor of State’s office presents awards to public entities that meet specific criteria during their financial audit.

Auditor of State Award with Distinction

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:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than $10,000
    • Lack of timely report submission
    • Reconciliation
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
    • Findings for recovery less than $100
    • Public meetings or public records

In The Photo: City of Vandalia Mayor Arlene Setzer, left, and Finance Director Bridgett Leiter display their Auditor of State Award with Distinction along with other city officials and Auditor Dave Yost.

Auditor of State Award

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 accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • 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:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than $10,000
    • Lack of timely report submission
    • Reconciliation
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
    • Findings for recovery less than $100
    • Public meetings or public records
  • The entity has no other financial or other concerns

In The Photo: Willoughby-Eastlake City School District officials display their Auditor of State Award. From left, Board President Connie Newyear, Treasurer Bill Parkinson, Auditor Dave Yost, and board member Rena Perchinske.

Taxpayer Hero Award

Taxpayer Heroes demonstrate initiative with innovative ideas to cut costs, increase efficiency, and protect tax dollars for Ohio’s local governments and school districts.