City of Wilmington earns audit award


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COLUMBUS – The City of Wilmington has received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit reports, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced Tuesday.

Wilmington Auditor David Hollingsworth said it felt great to receive the honor and he gave credit to those he works with.

“We have a great staff who are diligent. I’m fortunate to have such a great staff,” said Hollingsworth.

The Auditor of State Award 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 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

• No other financial or other concerns exist that involve eligible entity.

Others recognized were: City of Perrysburg (Wood County); Columbiana County Land Reutilization Corporation (Columbiana County); Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation (Cuyahoga County); Fairfield County General Health District (Fairfield County); Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (Montgomery County); Health Transit Pool of Ohio (Medina County); Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority (Licking County); Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (Lucas County); and Wooster Growth Corporation (Wayne County).

A full copy of each report is available online at https://ohioauditor.gov/auditsearch/results.aspx?ReleaseDate=10/3 .

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