Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office this month honored Deerfield Township with the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for good financial record-keeping.
The award is bestowed on local governments and school districts upon completion of a financial audit that meets the criteria for a “clean” audit report.
Among the criteria considered are filing timely reports and a lack of errors, citations, questioned costs and deficiencies.
About 2,900 audits are eligible for the Auditor of State Award each year. Less than 11 percent of those organizations receive the Auditor of State award and only about one percent earn the Auditor of State Award with Distinction, according to the state auditor’s office.
Christa Criddle, a representative of the Auditor’s Southwest Ohio Regional Liaison office, presented Deerfield Township Fiscal Officer John R. Wahle with the award at the township’s March 5 board of trustees meeting.
Wahle is a three-time recipient of audit report awards from the Government Finance Officers Association.