Middleport, Ohio – A recent financial audit of the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. Athens-Meigs ESC’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award. This is the third time in recent years that the Athens-Meigs ESC has received this award. Bryan Swann, CFO, serves as the treasurer for the Athens-Meigs ESC. The Athens-Meigs ESC serves 9 school districts and one career center within Athens, Meigs, and Perry counties.

According to Swann, “This award and the others would not have been possible without a total team effort by everyone here at the ESC. It is the result of the hard-work and dedication by the Board, the employees of the Treasurer’s office, the Superintendent, and program administrators.”

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 Refferals
– 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