Yulee, FL – April 17, 2012 – The Nassau County Clerk’s office has been awarded The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010. This is the fifth year in a row that the Clerk’s office has earned this award. The Certificate of Achievement is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
An impartial panel judges the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) prepared by the Clerk of Court’s office in order to meet the high standards of the program. These standards include demonstration of a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate an entity’s financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
“Preserving and protecting the Public Trust is our greatest responsibility. We best accomplish that responsibility by creating an atmosphere of total transparency and accountability to the public we serve,” John Crawford said.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C.