Catawba County News
Catawba County Earns Two Financial Reporting Awards
Published: August 06, 2019
Catawba County Finance earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. Catawba County has won this award for 37 consecutive years.
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is presented to governmental units that the GFOA says "prepare and publish an easily readable, understandable comprehensive annual financial report covering all funds and financial transactions during the fiscal year." Fewer than 250 government entities in the GFOA have received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 36 or more consecutive years. This places Catawba County in the top 10% of governments that have submitted Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports to the GFOA for consideration.
"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," said Michele Mark Levine, Director of the Technical Services Center of the GFOA, in a letter to Catawba County officials. “We hope that your example will encourage other government officials in their efforts to achieve and maintain an appropriate standard of excellence in financial reporting.”
The GFOA has also given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR) to Catawba County for its Popular Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting is a prestigious national award recognizing conformance with the highest standards for preparation of state and local government popular reports.
In order to receive an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting, a government unit must publish a Popular Annual Financial Report whose contents conform to program standards of creativity, presentation, understandability, and reader appeal.
To view Catawba County’s financial reports, visit www.catawbacountync.gov and click on the Finance department link.