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Butler Tech earns Auditor of State Award


A recent financial audit of Butler Tech has returned a clean audit report and earned the Auditor of State Award. Keith Faber, Auditor, presents the Auditor of State Award to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a successful financial audit.

“While a school district’s first responsibility is providing a quality education for its students, it must also remain accountable to taxpayers,” Auditor Keith Faber said. “These districts put in the hard work to keep accurate financial records and I am proud to present them with this award.”

Paul Carpenter, Butler Tech Chief Financial Officer, and the entire Fiscal Office Staff were recognized for this accomplishment by the Butler Tech Leadership team where William Sprankles, Butler Tech Assistant Superintendent, recognized the achievement as even more remarkable when considering the clean audit was achieved during the rollout of a new leave/timesheet system, new fiscal software, change in bank and payroll process, the completion of the $12 million Natural Science Center, and during the application writing process for American Rescue Plan Act funds for future facility projects.

“I’ve worked with many treasurers in my years in education,” shared Jon Graft, Butler Tech Superintendent, “and I can say that many treasurers count the money but Paul Carpenter and his staff make the money count.”

“This award and acknowledgment are attributed to the hard work and efforts of the fiscal office staff during one of the most difficult times in their careers,” stated Paul Carpenter, Butler Tech CFO. “They have overcome significant change while continuing to provide excellent fiscal support and service to the District while also maintaining financial accuracy and accountability. I’m extremely proud of the staff and honored to work with such an amazing group of individuals.”

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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 and in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weakness, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comment related to:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance
    • Lack of timely annual financial 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