The Finance Department's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for 2021 has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States (GFOA).
It's the organization's top honor and the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. It represents a significant accomplishment by the Town and its management. The previous 20 reports won the high honor as well.
The Annual Report is produced to provide the Mayor, Town Council, Town staff, residents, bondholders and the general public with useful information about the Town of Clayton's operations and financial position.
"We go well above and beyond the minimum accounting standards to make sure the work of our town is transparent and fully disclosed to taxpayers," said Clayton Finance Director Robert McKie.
According to McKie, 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.
This marks the 13th year in a row that McKie has helped the Town take home the award.
"For me, the award is an accolade that represents a great accomplishment," said McKie, who works tirelessly to make this annual report transparent and informative.
The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report has been judged by an impartial panel 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 Annual Report.
Would you like to check out these award-winning documents for yourself? Head to the Annual Reports and Budgets page.
Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of over 21,000 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level government officials, and other finance practitioners. It provides publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C.