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Welcome

Beth Collier, CPA, Treasurer/CFO

Beth Collier joined Grandview Heights City School District as Treasurer on July 1, 2014, with 17 years of governmental accounting and financial reporting experience.  Prior to joining Grandview, Beth served as Treasurer of Pleasant Local Schools in Marion County since 2007.  Prior to becoming a school district Treasurer, she spent about 10 years with the State Auditor’s Office, serving most recently in the position of Senior Audit Manager.

Beth is a graduate of Heidelberg University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.  She is also a Certified Public Accountant. 

Role of the Treasurer

The Treasurer is the Chief Financial Officer of the school district and reports directly to the Board of Education.  The Treasurer is responsible for all aspects of accounting and financial reporting, including financial forecasting, payroll and benefits, accounts payable and receivable, investing district funds, and recordkeeping of district assets. 

Contacting the Treasurer's Office 

Beth Collier, CPA, Treasurer/CFO

beth.collier@ghcsd.org

614-485-4021

 

News and Announcements

Grandview Heights Schools Receives Preliminary 2017 Franklin Country Property Reappraisal Results - August 25, 2017

Grandview Heights Schools has just received preliminary results from the 2017 Franklin County reappraisal, a process that occurs every six years throughout the Ohio, based on state law.  Although the information is tentative, and has not been finalized, the Grandview Heights community is expected to realize an increase in property values of approximately 29.9% on residential property.  

 

One of the most important points for residents to keep in mind is that a 29.9% increase in property value DOES NOT equate to a 29.9% increase in property taxes!  In fact, the average tax bill increase will be 4.15%.  This is a result of a state law, more commonly known as House Bill 920, which limits inflationary growth on taxes. HB 920 protects homeowners from getting hit with large tax increases. 

 

School districts do not receive additional revenue when values increase, with one exception - inside millage, which is 9.12 mills in Grandview Heights. That is the only portion of the tax rate permitted to increase or decrease with valuation.  

 

The reappraisal will impact each property in our community differently.  If your property value increases less than 29.9%, you can expect a smaller increase in your taxes, or possibly even a decrease in your taxes.  Conversely, if your property value increases by more than the 29.9% average, you can expect an increase in taxes greater than the average 4.15%.  

 

The County Auditor will be sending letters to each property owner in our community later this summer explaining the specific impact of the

reappraisal on their respective property. 

 

Grandview Heights continues to thrive economically and is a wonderful community to live in.  As school leaders, we are proud of the success of our schools, one of the factors reflective in rising property values, and know this is realized only with strong community support.

 

Treasurer Beth Collier, CPA, made the attached presentation to the Board of Education on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  It includes additional information on how the property reappraisal impacts the Grandview Heights community. 

 

Grandview Heights Schools Receives Auditor of State Award

Grandview Heights Schools earned the Auditor of State Award for its 2015-16 audit. State Auditor David Yost congratulated the district, stating that, “Clean and accurate record keeping is the foundation for good government, and the taxpayers can take pride in your commitment to accountability.”

 

Yost’s office recognizes local governments and school districts with the Auditor of State Award upon completion of a financial audit. Those entities meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

 

The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with Generally Accepted Financial Principles (GAAP); the audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs; the entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:

o   Ethics referrals

o   Questioned costs less than $10,000.00

o   Lack of timely report submission

o   Reconciliation

o   Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit

o   Findings for recovery less than $100.00

o   Public meetings or public records

 

“It’s quite an honor to have a clean audit for the second year in a row,” said Grandview Heights Schools Treasurer Beth Collier. We will continue to remain accountable to the Grandview Heights community each day.”

 

Superintendent Andy Culp said Collier and her staff should be commended for the work they do. “They do a great job and are very detailed. Taxpayers can be confident in knowing that our school district is doing all it can to ensure clean and accurate books.”