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Award recognizes governmental accounting and financial reporting

For the seventeenth consecutive year, Forsyth County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The recognition was presented to Forsyth County for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the 2016 fiscal year. 

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. 

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was also presented to Forsyth County Chief Financial Officer David Gruen, as the individual primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR. 

“To be a part of a county recognized for this achievement seventeen consecutive years is an honor. The recognition signifies the hard work and determination of the Finance Department personnel,” Gruen said. 

Forsyth County’s CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. The CAFR is available for review on the Finance Department page of the county website at forsythco.com.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.

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