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March 28, 2014





North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell announced on March 28, 2014, that Catawba County was among only five local governments in the State of North Carolina presented with the Governmental Award for Excellence in Accounting and Financial Management for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.

The awards are presented annually to units of local government that have excelled in implementing fiscally responsible procedures during the fiscal year.

“It’s great to see local governments across North Carolina exhibiting strong financial management on behalf of the citizens they serve,” Cowell said. “Congratulations to this year’s Treasurer’s Awards winners: Brevard, Catawba County, Alexander County, Cary and Pinehurst.”

Catawba County was named a winner among counties with a population of 50,000 people or greater. It was recognized for improving efficiency in accounting through its use of electronic processing and storage of accounts payable files, including supporting documentation.

“We are honored to be one of five recipients of this award from the Treasurer’s Office,” said Rodney Miller, Catawba County’s Finance Director. “I thank Jeanne Jarrett, the County’s Assistant Finance Director, for acknowledging the efforts of our Finance and Technology staff, and those staff members for their hard work to streamline our accounting processes.”

All counties, municipalities, school units, special districts, and public authorities in North Carolina are eligible for awards. Winners are categorized by size.

Applications should outline improvements in capital asset control, cash management and investment policies, budgetary control, purchasing and inventory control, or other areas of fiscal control and responsibility. The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) designates a subcommittee that selects award recipients on behalf of the Department’s State and Local Government Finance Division.

The State and Local Government Finance Division staff monitors and analyzes the fiscal and accounting practices of all local governments. Additionally, the Division handles the sale and delivery of all State and local debt and monitors the repayment of State and local government debt.

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