(Noblesville, IN February 18, 2020) – The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that Hamilton County was once again awarded the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
“The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Hamilton County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). 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,” said the GFOA.
The GFOA went on to say, “The Award of Excellence in Financial Reporting has been given to the Hamilton County Auditor and her departments, for preparing the award-winning CAFR. Hamilton County’s CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the highest standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story.”
“My entire 31-year career in the Auditor’s Office has been founded on the ideals of transparency and providing everyone with the information they want and need,” explained Hamilton County Auditor Robin Mills. “Everything that is done in the Auditor’s Office is founded on the concept of excellence. This philosophy, along with the dedicated staff in each department, is why the Hamilton County Auditor’ Office has consistently been awarded the highest form of recognition in financial report for the past 31 years.”
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