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City controller receives financial reporting award

Jan Burke
Jan Burke

For the eighth time in nine years, City Controller Jan Burke was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Burke was given the award once again for her comprehensive annual financial report.

“It is imperative the city’s finances are compiled and reported accurately,” Burke said. “As a resident of Snellville, I would want to know the city’s finances are being compiled accurately and being treated with the upmost care and respect. I am honored once again to receive this award.”

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, according to GFOA documents.

GFOA advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 20,500 members and the communities they serve.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel of GFOA officials to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.