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City Auditor



Kristal Spetnagel
City Auditor
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TERM: 1/1/18 - 12/31/21
35 South Paint Street
P.O. Box 457
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Phone: 740.775.3955

OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM M - F

Kim Large
Deputy Auditor

Heidi Leasure
System Administrator/Payroll

Amy Arnold
Accounts Payable Administrator

Lisa Downard
Clerical I

Teri Brown
Clerical I

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City Auditor

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Welcome to Chillicothe and the City Auditor’s page. The City Auditor is an elected official who serves as the Chief Fiscal Officer for the City. As Chief Fiscal Officer, the City Auditor is responsible for maintaining a fiscally sound government that conforms to generally accepted accounting, legal and management principles. The City Auditor also supervises the Income Tax Department. First and foremost, the goal of the Auditor’s office is to serve the citizens of the City of Chillicothe; never hesitate to call, email or stop in with your questions and comments.

Kristal Spetnagel became City Auditor in March 2016. She graduated from Franklin University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She has a wide range of accounting and auditing experience including being an auditor in a public accounting firm where she performed audits for many organizations. She has also been a controller for a computer development company as well as employed in the manufacturing industry. In addition to her duties as City Auditor, Kristal is also involved in various organizations including United Way, March of Dimes (2018 co-chair), Unioto Elementary PTO (Treasurer), Ross County Land Bank (Treasurer) and Goodwill Industries of South Central Ohio (Board Member). Kristal was born and raised in Chillicothe and is a graduate of Chillicothe High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Matt, in 2002. They have four children: Matt, Ben, and twins Emma and Kara.

Auditor's Office
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Auditor's Office and Income Tax Department Staff

The Auditor’s office is comprised of the City Auditor, a System Administrator, an Accounts Payable Administrator and two Clerical I. 

The City Auditor’s Office is responsible for maintaining all financial records for the City of Chillicothe. The Auditor’s Office also oversees the budget and audit processes for the City. Some of the tasks handled by the Auditor’s Office include payroll for City employees, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, management of all City funds, investments, budget, hotel/motel taxes, franchise fees and yard sale permits. The Auditor’s Office also administrates the OpenGov web site for financial transparency. OpenGov provides public access to the City’s finances to explore how taxpayer money is collected and spent.

35 S. Paint St. Chillicothe, OH 45601


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