|Yulee, FL – January 13, 2010 – 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, 2009. This is the third 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.
"The Clerk's Finance Department staff has transitioned to a professional level of governmental accounting and reporting. I am proud of their dedication to protecting and serving the public trust, as evidenced by this award and recognition by their professional peers in the Governmental Finance Officers Association," Clerk of Court/Comptroller John A. Crawford said.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 16,000 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C.