COLUMBUS — A recent financial audit of the City of Vandalia (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.
“Taxpayers expect accurate financial records from their local governments,” Auditor Yost said. “The City of Vandalia’s dedication to accountability is evident.”
“This award is a direct result of the Finance staff’s dedication, commitment, and hard work,” said Vandalia Finance Director Bridgette Leiter. “I am blessed to have such a wonderful staff.”
The Auditor of State Award with Distinction 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 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.
Additionally, the entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:
- Ethics referrals
- Questioned costs less than $10,000
- Lack of timely report submission
- Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
- Findings for recovery less than $100
- Public meetings or public records
There can also be no other financial or other concerns exist that involve eligible entity.
Vandalia City Manager said that accountability to taxpayers is important to city officials.
“We take a great deal of pride in the job all of our Finance Department employees do to safeguard taxpayer money and provide a full and accurate accounting of our finances,” said Crusey.
A representative from the Auditor of State’s office will make a formal presentation at a time to be determined.
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