The Rockdale County Department of Finance was recently awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report.
"Our team in the Finance Department being awarded this Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its CAFR proves the strong leadership and dedicated, fiscally responsible team members we have overseeing the County's finances," said Commission Chairman Richard A. Oden. "Congratulations to the entire team - I am very proud of this accomplishment and of all the Finance staff."
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
"This is a great day for me and the entire Finance Department team," said Finance director Roselyn Miller. "We could not have done this without the hard work of everyone, but a special thanks and recognition to Ms. Linda Nabers, the department's deputy director, is in order."
The CAFR is judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive "spirit of disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals.
City of Conyers recognized for ongoing budget, finance department excellence
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recently announced Conyers received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation award, the 19th consecutive year winning the honor.
The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the city's budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and as a communication device.
Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.
When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual or department designated as being primarily responsible for its having achieved the award. This has been presented to Isabel P. Rogers, Director of Administration.
The city has also applied for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the GFOA. If awarded this year, it will be the 17th consecutive year the city's finance department has achieved this distinction.
The Certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting, financial reporting and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.