For the 19th Consecutive Year, District Finance Department Receives 'Award of Excellence'
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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FOR THE 19TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, DISTRICT FINANCE DEPARTMENT
RECEIVES ‘AWARD OF EXCELLENCE’
MARION COUNTY – Success is sweet, especially when the leading national government accounting agency recognizes it year after year after year.
For 19 consecutive years, the Finance Department of Marion County Public Schools has received national recognition for its accountability and transparency efforts.
Recently, the Chicago-based Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Finance Department. The award is based on the school district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2018. This is the highest recognition possible in the area of government accounting and finance reporting and represents a significant accomplishment by a government entity and its operation.
The Finance Department oversees the school system’s $593 million budget and implements financial changes based on current law.
The award also recognizes the department’s “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and create incentive for others to read the CAFR.
For the previous fiscal year (2017), Marion County Public Schools was one of just 21 school districts in Florida and 538 nationwide that received the award, placing it in the top one percent. 2018 statistics have yet to be released.
For more information on this award, contact Chief Financial Officer Theresa Boston-Ellis or Finance Director Alice Posada at 352.671.7700 or the Government Finance Officers Association at 312.977.9700. Additional information is available at www.gfoa.org.
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