City receives accolades for ‘Excellence in Financial Reporting’

 From left, City Manager Butch Sanders and Controller Jan Burke with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States.
The City has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States for its comprehensive annual financial report.
The City’s finances are headed up by Controller Jan Burke.
“This recognition sets us apart from most cities and gives our citizens a greater sense of security and understanding when it comes to the financial affairs of the City,” said City Manager Butch Sanders. “Jan Burke deserves all the credit for this achievement. Great job!”
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 City has applied for this award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016 and received it each time under Burke’s leadership.
“I am proud to have helped the City receive this award and am committed to continuing our tradition of excellence of accurately and responsibly reporting Snellville’s finances,” Burke said.
The CAFR 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 CAFR.

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