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Congratulations to the District Finance Team!

Treasurer Jenkins and AuditorNew Albany - Plain Local Schools Treasurer/CFO Rebecca Jenkins was notified in March 2023 by Auditor of State Keith Faber that the district returned clean audit reports. The District record keeping has qualified NAPLS for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for the tenth year in a row.

Scott Brown, Central Ohio Regional Representative for State Auditor Keith Faber (pictured with Treasurer/CFO Rebecca Jenkins and Finance Director Monica Gerhart)  presented the award to Treasurer/CFO Rebecca Jenkins and Finance Director, Monica Gerhart at the May 15 Board of Education Meeting. “The State Auditor’s office audits approximately 6,000 entities per year and only 4% are eligible for this award” said Mr. Brown.  

"This award and recognition is based on the diligent work of all of our staff across the campus that work with our Finance Team to ensure a clean audit annually," said Treasurer/CFO Rebecca Jenkins. "I thank everyone for their work - this is a team effort all the way."  

“By keeping accurate financial records, governing bodies demonstrate their commitment to efficient, effective, and transparent service,” Auditor Faber said. “This award honors public entities that have put in the hard work to keep their finances in order.”

The Auditor’s Office presents the Auditor of State Award with Distinction 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 financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office by the statutory due date, without extension, via the Hinkle System, on a GAAP accounting basis and prepare a CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report);

  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;

  • The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:

    • Ethics referrals

    • Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance

    • Lack of timely report submission

    • Bank reconciliation issues

    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance

    • Findings for recovery less than $500

    • Public meetings or public records issues

  • The entity has no other financial or other concerns

Full copies of these reports are available online via Search Audits.