DATE: November 13, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Scott Miller, CFO and Director
Broward County Finance and Administrative Services Department
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Broward County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report.
According to Dr. Scott Miller, CFO and director of Broward County's Finance and Administrative Services Department, the Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
The County's comprehensive annual financial report 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 users and user groups to read the report.
To view the report, visit Broward.org/Accounting and click 2012 COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT.
The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government financial professionals with offices in Chicago, Ill., and Washington, D.C. The purpose of the Government Finance Officers Association is to enhance and promote the professional management of governments for the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies and best practices and promoting their use through education, training, facilitation of member networking, and leadership.