Richland County’s Finance Department again has earned the highest honor in governmental accounting and financial reporting.

For the 37th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the Richland County Finance Department with the organization’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. An impartial panel recognized the County for meeting a high level of standards in the organization’s review of the County’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

“As we work to rebuild to the public trust at Richland County, it’s important for us to be able to have an independent and nationally recognized organization validate the work efforts of our financial reporting,” County Administrator Leonardo Brown said in a congratulatory video to Finance staff.

The video is available on the County’s YouTube page:

According to the GFOA, 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 GFOA has awarded Richland County with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting every year since 1982.

The Chicago-based GFOA represents the public finance industry and has more than 20,000 members.

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