Pataskala received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for the second year in a row.
Finance Director James Nicholson and Finance Manager Janice Smith were recognized at the Pataskala City Council meeting March 4 and received a plaque for the city.
Nicholson thanked Smith and the former finance director, Jason Carr, for the work they put into the city's financial reporting. Nicholson was hired by Pataskala in June.
Auditor Dave Yost's staff completes 5,700 audits and only 100 earn the state award with distinction, according to the auditor's office.