Seneca County office gets state kudos

A Seneca County office is one of five recipients of a state award.
Dave Yost awarded Seneca County with the Auditor of State Award, according to a press release.
According to the release, the following criteria had to be met for the audit to be deemed clean: “the entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with 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,” and additionally 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 Auditor of State’s office is tasked with auditing more than 5,800 state and local government agencies, according to the release.
It also offers financial services to local governments as well as investigates and stymies public agency fraud, thus encouraging transparency, the release states.
Others receiving the award are: Ashland County, City of Cambridge (Guernsey County), City of Waterville (Lucas County), Henry County and Noble County.

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