Welcome Message

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the City of Cambridge Auditor’s Office Web page. I would like to give you a brief overview of the responsibilities of the Auditor and staff.

The residents of the City of Cambridge elect the City Auditor to a four-year term. The Auditor is the fiscal officer of the City, whose job includes but is not limited to, the keeping and supervising of all the funds of the city, recording of all revenues, tracking of expenses, monthly and yearly reporting to all department heads and City Council and attending all Finance Committee meetings. In addition, the Auditor’s office is the keeper of all personnel records, is responsible for the payroll for over 150 full-time and over 50 seasonal employees, and manages the remittance of claims on the cities self-insured health benefits.

The Auditor’s office also maintains fixed asset reports for all departments, handles all workers’ compensation claims, manages pension reports for both police and fire in addition to the Public Employees Retirement System, and issues cemetery deeds.

The Auditor works very closely with the Auditor of the State and its Auditors, who audit the cities books after they are closed by this department on December 31st of each year. The annual report is normally completed in June and available for review by request.

The Auditor is on the Board of Control for the City of Cambridge, the Cambridge Municipal Records Commission, and the Investment Board.

I hope this information has been of interest to you. If you have further questions, or need assistance, please feel free to call or email us at camb-auditor@cambridgeoh.org


Suellen Johnson
Auditor, City of Cambridge


The primary goal of this office is to serve the public interest and the residents of the City of Cambridge to the best of its ability under the authority granted it by the Cambridge City Council governed by the laws of the State of Ohio and the City of Cambridge while utilizing all City resources in an efficient and prudent manner to obtain those objectives for the public good.


Services provided for all city employees, elected officials and their departments:

  • Payroll
  • Health insurance
  • PERS/Police and Fire Pension
  • Workers Compensation
  • Process all purchase orders
  • Enter monetary transfers of city ordinances
  • Administration of grants
  • Manage and maintain fixed assets
  • Maintain personnel records
  • Maintain and balance city’s budget
  • Monitor departmental spending
  • Issue checks to all city vendors
  • Issue cemetery deeds

Auditor Contact Info

Barb Purdum
Deputy Auditor

Sheila Maple
Payroll Clerk

(740) 432-5039
(740) 432-8884

Fax: (740) 435-0496


City Administration Building
814 Wheeling Avenue
Cambridge, OH 43725

Office hours:    
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Office closes from 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch