(CANTON, Ga, Dec. 29, 2020)—The City of Canton is honored to announce receipt of the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Canton for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. This was the 20th consecutive year that the government has achieved this prestigious award.
The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report. Attainment of the GFOA Certificate of Achievement represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
"We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication put forth by City staff and the Finance Department" said Melissa Forrester, MBA, CPA, Finance Director, City of Canton.
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve. GFOA is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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