City of Burien Wins Award for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The City of Burien announced on its website Wednesday (Feb. 6) that it won a ‘Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting’ by the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
“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,” reads a note on the website.
The award was presented to Burien Accounting Manager Gary Coleman, who was responsible for preparing the CAFR.
The city adds:
The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential uss and user groups to read the CAFR,.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.