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October 15, 2014
Ohio State Auditor gives Public Library of Cincinnati And Hamilton County Award With
A recent financial audit of the Public Library of Cincinnati and
Hamilton County has returned a clean audit report. The Public
Library’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Ohio Auditor of
State Award with Distinction.
The annual audit is conducted to review the library’s internal fiscal
controls and compliance for the 2013 fiscal year.
“Clean and accurate record-keeping are the foundation for good
government,” says Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost. “The taxpayers
can take pride in the Library’s commitment to accountability.”
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton
County Fiscal Officer Molly DeFosse, left,
with Ohio State Auditor Southwest
Regional Liaison Rian Beckham.
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 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
The results of the report were presented to the Library’s Board of Trustees at its meeting on Tuesday, June 10,
“The report indicates that, in all areas that were examined, the Library’s internal controls were adequate to
safeguard public assets,” stated Ross Wright, President of the Board of Trustees. “We are very pleased that the
report showed that we have complied with state laws and regulations, as well as our own policies and
The final audit report is available on the state Auditor’s website at
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