Auditor awards the city

BEAVERCREEK — The City of Beavercreek can celebrate another year of receiving the Auditor’s of State Award with Distinction.

This year, after a complete review of the 2016 fiscal year, the examination was successful.

“The city received no material weakness and no significant deficiencies which means the City received a clean audit,” Plattenburg & Associates Lead Auditor Jenna Trice said.

After the completed review, the City of Beavercreek was suggested for highest recognition of the State Award with Distinction. Joseph Braden, with State Auditor Dave Yost’s office presented the Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone with the award during the city council meeting.

“It’s such an honor to receive this award,” Braden said. “There are nearly 6,000 audits a year and less than 300 are eligible for this award.”

This award sets the city in a unique position and ahead of other surrounding areas. Less than 5 percent of the cities in the State of Ohio even qualify for this auditing award. In order to even qualify for the award, the city must complete a comprehensive annual financial report within six months of the end of the fiscal year, an audit without findings for recoveries, no citations and weaknesses, no deficiencies and no financial concerns. The audit must be free of questionable costs, lack of timely report submissions, or findings for recovery or any public meetings for public records.

“Thank you to Bill Kucera for his outstanding leadership, professionalism and his commitment to financial integrity for the city,” Braden said.

By Danielle Coots

For the News-Current

Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.