Honor bestowed on Village for 21st consecutive fiscal year by the Government Finance Officer Association.
Rockville Centre, NY - April 20, 2017 - For the 21st consecutive fiscal year, the Village of Rockville Centre has been awarded the prestigious “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” by the Government Finance Officer Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The recognition is for the Village’s comprehensive annual fiscal 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. When the COA is awarded, an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement is also presented to the individual designated by the government as primarily responsible for its having earned the award. This has been presented to Village Administrator Kathleen Murray, who worked closely with the Village Comptroller’s office and auditors to assure that the Village’s financial reporting met very high standards.
“I am thankful to the staff of our Comptroller’s Office, led by George Scheu, for their efforts to be up-front and accurate in the way they report the Village’s financial information,” commented Mayor Francis X. Murray. “This award reflects the value this Village’s government puts on transparency for the benefit of our taxpayers.”
The CAFR is 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 CAFR. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.