CLINTON—The Anderson County government announced Wednesday that its Accounts and Budgets Office has again received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the county’s comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR, for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013.
The Certificate of Achievement has been awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. According to records, it is believed that Anderson County consecutively has received the award from GFOA for 20 years, a press release said.
“Our accounting office continues to exhibit a standard of excellence,” Anderson County County Mayor Terry Frank said. “I want to commend them all for their hard work on behalf of good government and a better Anderson County. I can’t say enough how proud I am of their hard work.”
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, the press release said.
The award of a Certificate of Achievement by the GFOA means that Anderson County’s comprehensive annual financial report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the GFOA program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate the county’s financial story and motivate potential users to read the CAFR, the release said.