Auditor's office receives award

On December 8, 2022, Ryan Holiday, Southwest Regional Liaison for Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber presented the Auditor of State Award to Karen Royer, Treasurer/CFO for the district and her team.  

The award recognizes the hard work of fiscal offices to keep clean, accurate records and is presented to public entities that meet specific criteria during their financial audit.

Bethel-Tate Schools CFO/Treasurer Karen Royer expressed her gratitude for the recognition and applauded her staff for their outstanding attention to detail and commitment to excellence in school financial accounting.

Eligible 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 the GAAP accounting basis;

  • 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