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City Auditor

Newark City Auditor's Office

40 West Main Street
Newark Ohio 43055
740-670-7560 ( Tel.)
740-349-6869 (Fax)
sjohnson AT newarkohio DOT net

Hours: 
8 AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday

Lori Resta, Deputy Auditor 
Jackie Prince, Accounting Manager
Candy Stout, Accounting
Rhonda Wilfong, Payroll


Stephen E. Johnson, City Auditor

 

Stephen Johnson serves as City Auditor. He was appointed City Auditor in January 1999 and was elected the following November. He was re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011 and in 2015. He has served in accounting and auditing positions on the state and local levels and has also served as an accountant in private industry. He is a graduate of Ohio University. 

The Auditor’s office is responsible for maintaining the financial records of the city, including general ledger records, and reporting the city’s financial position to the Auditor of State, City Council, the Mayor and other interested parties. The Auditor is also responsible for the accounting of fixed assets, payroll preparation along with pension fund and tax reporting, accounts payable, purchasing card management, and managing the city’s bonded and noted debt. The office performs internal audits of the various city departments to assure that proper accounting procedures are being followed.

The Auditor assists the Mayor and key members of the city administration in preparing the city’s 90 million dollar budget. The Auditor is responsible for assuring that all expenditures made by the city are in compliance with  state statute, city ordinances, and the Newark City Charter. The Auditor’s office works closely with the City Treasurer’s office in cash management and  also balances the Auditor’s records with those of the Treasurer to assure a system of checks and balances. The Auditor serves on the City’s Board of Control, the Treasury Investment Board, and the Records Commission. 

The City Auditor’s office has prepared a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) since 1991 and has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence for each year since.

COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2016*
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2015*
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2014 *
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2013 *
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2012 *
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2011 *
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2010 *
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2009 *
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2008 *
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2007 *
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2006 * 
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2005 * 
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2004 * 
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 2003 *

* Traffic Control and Litter & Recycling are under the Service Director as a result of an organizational change in the City Charter