The Auditor of State works with Independent Public Accountants (IPA) to fulfill the responsibility of auditing all public entities in Ohio.
All current jobs available for IPA firms are identified in the IPA Open Bid List. Upon approval form the Auditor of States's office, the firms are designated as either Tier 1 or Tier 2, with only Tier 1 firms eligible to bid on Tier 1 clients. The Auditor of State's Office is required under Senate Bill 4 to conduct performance audits of state agencies to streamline agency operations and ensure optimal use of tax dollars.
Richardson & Asoociates, LLC was selected by the Ohio Auditor of States to performe financial auditors for 5 community schools for the fiscal year from 2014 to 2019.