Salem auditor comes up with another clean audit

SALEM — Once again, the city of Salem had a clean financial audit, earning the coveted Auditor of State Award, which the city auditor’s office has done for several years.

“We had no infractions,” city Auditor Betty Brothers said Thursday.

The clean audit award from Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber is given to entities with no findings for recovery or findings of any kind, no material citations or weaknesses, no significant deficiencies and no questioned costs during the annual audit. The audit based on the scrutiny of the city’s financial records from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018 was officially released Oct. 1.

A certificate for the award hangs on the wall outside the auditor’s office on the second floor of Salem City Hall.

Brothers thanked her employees and all the employees of the city for the work they did to again make the award possible. Besides Brothers, the city auditor’s office includes full-time deputy auditor Melissa Hiner and part-time accounts payable administrative assistant Terri Shaffer.