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Bulletin from the Auditor of State's Office

About Bulletin 2022-012

AOS has revised Bulletin 2022-006, Hourly Billing Rates and Allocation of Audit Costs. The U.S. Congress has appropriated unprecedented levels of COVID-19 federal financial assistance since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020. AOS recognizes that this temporary influx in funding may disproportionately affect a local government’s total combined revenues. For that reason, AOS will exclude the following COVID-19 federal programs representing the largest influx of federal financial assistance to Ohio local governments, agencies, and schools from the total combined revenues of the most recently available audited financial statements for purposes of determining the LGS Billing Rate Tier for engagements related to periods ended on or after December 31, 2022:

  • Coronavirus Relief Fund, Assistance Listing #21.019, appropriated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

  • Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, Assistance Listing #84.425D, appropriated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and other supplemental legislation. In March 2021, additional funds were appropriated through the American Rescue Plan Act

  • Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. Assistance Listing #84.425C, appropriated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and other supplemental legislation

  • Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, Assistance Listing #21.027, appropriated through the American Rescue Plan Act

Additionally, AOS has increased the LGS Billing Tier Structure for Financial Reporting Compilation Preparation and Supervision Services. The revised LGS Billing Rate Tier Structure is effective for engagements related to periods ended on or after December 31, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the revised bulletin, contact LGS at 800-345-2519 or 614-466-4717, or send an email to ContactLGS@ohioauditor.gov.

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