County Receives Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that Warren County, Virginia has received the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s FY 2016-2017 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. The CAFR has been 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 CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government finance professionals and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performances of those responsible for government finance policy and management.

Chairman of the Board Tony Carter commented, “Congratulations to the Warren County Finance Department for their commitment to excellence in preparing the annual audit document. We appreciate the hard work and diligence that these employees put forth to earn the honor of receiving this award for the fourth consecutive year. This document provides transparency for citizens to see that our tax money is being spent according to our adopted financial policies, the Board’s ongoing priorities, and guidelines our Warren County Comprehensive Plan. We are all proud to accept this award and recognition of these efforts.”

According to County Administrator Doug Stanley, “GFOA recognizes the efforts put forth by Finance Director André Fletcher, Finance Consultant Carolyn Stimmel, and Administrative Assistant Connie Oden. Warren County is one of only 28 of the 95 counties in the State to be recognized with both the Audit and Budget awards. I am pleased to see the Department’s continued efforts rewarded with this recognition from GFOA.” 

Finance Director André Fletcher added, “To be recognized once again for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association is the highest compliment the Finance Department can receive for the work staff did both before and during FY 2016-2017. I would like to especially thank the County’s Financial Consultant Carolyn Stimmel and Finance Administration Assistant Connie Oden, because this achievement would not have been possible without their dedication and expertise. With the continued support of the Board of Supervisors and County Administrator Doug Stanley, I hope to continue this tradition of excellence for years to come.”

FY 2016-2017 Audit Award

County receives GFOA Award for FY 2016-2017 CAFR

From left: County Administrator Doug Stanley, Warren County Finance Director André Fletcher, Finance Administrative Assistant Connie Oden, and Board Chairman Tony Carter


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