Financial Audit

High Marks Earned for Audit
Posted on 12/06/2021

Washington Township Receives Highest Marks from Auditor of State

Washington Township has once again earned an “unqualified audit”, the highest rating presented from the Auditor of State. This designation means that no material problems were found in the township’s 2020 financial statements and accounting practices.

"Washington Township has a long and impressive history of clean audits. Our Finance Department oversees all our financial transactions and ensures they are completed accurately and in a timely manner. It takes a long time to build trust with taxpayers and with over 30 years of unqualified audits, Washington Township works hard each and every day to maintain that trust," said Fiscal Officer Gary Smiga, who is responsible for fiscal operations. Under the Ohio Revised Code, the township is required to be financially audited by the state every two years. However, the Washington Township Finance Department requests to be audited annually to ensure full financial transparency and accountability to taxpayers.

The audit process included on-site visits, followed by a management review prior to issuing the report. “Earning these consistently high ratings indicates that we are being good stewards with taxpayer funds and that our accounting practices are thorough and exact,” said Township Administrator Jesse Lightle.