Allegany County Receives National Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Allegany County Department of Finance was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Associations of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program) in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal. Reports submitted to the CAFR program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and the GFOA Special Review Committee (SRC), which comprises individuals with expertise in public-sector financial reporting and includes financial statement preparers, independent auditors, academics, and other finance professionals.

This award marks the 20th consecutive year that Allegany County has been recognized with this honor.

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