“The 2016 winners of the Outstanding CPA in Government Awards are CPAs who have had a definitive, lasting and significant impact on our government, their colleagues and the public at large,” Tim Christen, CPA, CGMA, chair of the AICP’s board of directors said.
The AICPA praised Scalise for streamlining appraisal and tax collection processes and significantly increasing collection of delinquent property taxes to provide more money for the use of local communities. Since taking office in 2011, she has returned an additional $32,679,532.82 in public tax dollars to local taxing authorities who depend on the revenue of property tax collections to provide valuable public services. Local taxing authorities include school districts, public libraries and agencies such as the Developmental Disabilities Board and ADM Board.
“I am more than honored to receive this award from the AICPA,” Scalise said. “It is my priority to provide the best service to our residents and property owners. Over the past five years, I am proud that my office has been able to reduce spending and increase delinquent tax collection by offering innovative payment programs, streamlining our appraisal processes and investing in advanced technology.”
Scalise has served as Summit County Fiscal Officer since May 2011. Utilizing her skills as a CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner, she invests and safeguards over $1 billion collected annually through property tax collection and serves as the main depository for the county.
Scalise has previously been recognized at the local and state level earning the 2014 Past Unforgotten Award from Greater Bethel Church, 2014 Harold K. Stubbs Humanitarian Award for Distinguished Service in Government from the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 2014 Distinguished County Auditor Award from the County Auditor’s Association of Ohio (CAAO), and 2015 Woman of Power Award from the Akron Urban League.
For additional information about the AICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Awards, visit www.aicpa.org.