Vandalia honored for clean audits


City’s Finance Department, water plant

By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



City of Vandalia Finance Staff received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction on Thursday. Pictured left to right is Emily Huwer, City Manager Jon Crusey, Brenda Gossett, Mayor Arlene Setzer, Kevin Baker, Finance Director Bridgette Leiter, Kim Bruce, Julie Weyant, Susan Brown, Kristen Carnes, Natalie Montgomery, Tim Himsworth, Jennifer Wegley. Not pictured is Kim Lane.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Staff of Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority (TCA) received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction on Thursday. Pictured is David Heckler, TCA General Manager, Brenda Gossett, City of Vandalia Finance Clerk, Joe Braden, Auditor of State’s Office, Jim Bell, Finance Director of Huber Heights, Vandalia Finance Director Bridgette Leiter, and Kevin Baker, City of Vandalia Finance Supervisor. Not pictured is John Green, Finance Director of Tipp City.


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VANDALIA – Employee’s in the City of Vandalia Finance Department and Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority (TCA) were honored by the Auditor of State’s office on Thursday.

Joe Braden, a representative of the Auditor, presented the entities with the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

“Only around 300 entities qualify for this award out of 6,000 around the state,” said Braden.

The award was announced this summer for fiscal year 2015.

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;

The entity’s management letter can also contain no comments regarding:

  • 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.

“Taxpayers expect accurate financial records from their local governments,” Auditor Yost said. “The City of Vandalia’s and Tri-Cities’ dedication to accountability is evident.”

City of Vandalia Finance Staff received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction on Thursday. Pictured left to right is Emily Huwer, City Manager Jon Crusey, Brenda Gossett, Mayor Arlene Setzer, Kevin Baker, Finance Director Bridgette Leiter, Kim Bruce, Julie Weyant, Susan Brown, Kristen Carnes, Natalie Montgomery, Tim Himsworth, Jennifer Wegley. Not pictured is Kim Lane.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/11/web1_Finance-2.jpgCity of Vandalia Finance Staff received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction on Thursday. Pictured left to right is Emily Huwer, City Manager Jon Crusey, Brenda Gossett, Mayor Arlene Setzer, Kevin Baker, Finance Director Bridgette Leiter, Kim Bruce, Julie Weyant, Susan Brown, Kristen Carnes, Natalie Montgomery, Tim Himsworth, Jennifer Wegley. Not pictured is Kim Lane. Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Staff of Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority (TCA) received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction on Thursday. Pictured is David Heckler, TCA General Manager, Brenda Gossett, City of Vandalia Finance Clerk, Joe Braden, Auditor of State’s Office, Jim Bell, Finance Director of Huber Heights, Vandalia Finance Director Bridgette Leiter, and Kevin Baker, City of Vandalia Finance Supervisor. Not pictured is John Green, Finance Director of Tipp City.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/11/web1_TCA-2.jpegStaff of Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority (TCA) received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction on Thursday. Pictured is David Heckler, TCA General Manager, Brenda Gossett, City of Vandalia Finance Clerk, Joe Braden, Auditor of State’s Office, Jim Bell, Finance Director of Huber Heights, Vandalia Finance Director Bridgette Leiter, and Kevin Baker, City of Vandalia Finance Supervisor. Not pictured is John Green, Finance Director of Tipp City. Contributed photo
City’s Finance Department, water plant

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

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