Hocking County Receives Auditor of State Award

Letter from Dave Yost - Auditor of State

A recent financial audit of Hocking County by the Auditor of State's office has returned a clean audit report. Hocking County's excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award.

County Auditor, Ken Wilson, is extremely pleased with this report of the 2017 County Audit. "The cooperation from all of the County's agencies and departments is to be applauded as well as the coordination effort by the Auditor's Office staff. This is a job very well done," Wilson commented.

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