The township fiscal officer is an elected official and is independent of the township trustees. By law, the fiscal officer must work closely with the trustees. The trustees have the legislative authority in the township and the fiscal officer must keep an accurate record of all township accounts and transactions.
The fiscal officer must comply with the legal requirements set for the fiscal officer’s duties, to establish and practice rules for efficient management and to follow good accounting practices in maintain records and accounts.
The Ohio Revised Code specifies the duties of the fiscal officer, which include:
- Keeping accurate record of the proceedings of board of township trustee meetings.
- Keeping accurate records of all the accounts and transactions of the township trustees including preparing payroll and issuing all checks.