Fiscal Officer Receives Auditor of State Award

Westerville, OH – On June 19, the Auditor of State Dave Yost announced that the Westerville Public Library has qualified for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

The Library received the award for meeting the criteria of a “clean” audit report, which contained no findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies or questioned costs. The award is based on an audit of the 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), filed by the Library’s Fiscal Officer, Dan Griscom. This is the first CAFR for the Library.

“Clean financial books are vital to accountability in government,” Auditor Yost said in a recent press release. “These governments are clearly committed to maintaining accurate records, and I am proud to present them with this award.”

On July 24, 2018, the Auditor of State Award with Distinction was presented to Dan Griscom, Fiscal Officer for the Westerville Public Library (second from left) by Ohio Auditor of State liaison Timothy Kraft (left). Also pictured: Erin Francoeur, Executive Director for the Westerville Public Library (third from left) and Jack Shinnock, Board of Trustees President for the Westerville Public Library. 

Serving in his role since 2014, Griscom has worked tirelessly to ensure sound fiscal control and financial practices for the Library. “With over 30 years of experience with Ohio public school districts prior to joining the Westerville Public Library, Griscom has proven time and again to be an excellent steward of taxpayer dollars,” says Erin Francoeur, Executive Director of the Westerville Public Library. “This is a top accomplishment for Dan and for the Library.”

Jack Shinnock, President of the Library Board of Trustees says, “After Dan was hired, the Library Board challenged him to improve our financial reporting to ensure accountability and transparency. Dan and his staff worked very hard to meet this goal, and this Award evidences his team’s success. The Library Board is pleased to receive this recognition.”

The Auditor of State's office is responsible for auditing all public offices in Ohio – more than 5,900 entities – to provide clean, accountable and efficient governments to the people of Ohio.

“Taxpayers expect accurate financial records from their local governments,” Auditor Yost said. “The Westerville School District Library’s dedication to accountability is evident.”

“This award is the result of much teamwork by many dedicated people. I am very thankful for my excellent staff who work hard every day. We take our jobs seriously to handle public funds accurately and responsibly. Also I am grateful to the Board of Trustees for their support and their desire to provide our community with the highest level of financial reporting for the Library,” says Dan Griscom.

Griscom was presented the award by Ohio Auditor of State liaison Timothy Kraft at the Board of Trustees meeting on July 24, 2018.

For more details, read the auditor's press release and letter.

 

Last updated: 7/29/2018

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