Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently received an award for Excellence in Financial Reporting, according to a recent press release.
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), a nonprofit association that serves 17,500 finance professionals, awarded a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting to Etowah Water and Sewer Authority for its comprehensive annual financial report.
According to the release, the certificate of achievement is the highest form of recognition for government accounting and financial reporting.
“Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” the release said. “This is the fourteenth year the Authority has received this award.”
The award was given to the organization’s finance department for its work on the CAFR. According to the release, the CAFR was judged by an impartial panel against the program’s high standards, including whether it clearly communicated its financial story and motivated users to read the CAFR.
“We are extremely proud of our finance department and supporting staff,” Etowah Water and Sewer Authority General Manager Brooke Anderson said in the release. “Their commitment goes beyond compliance and accounting principles. They are continually and conscientiously acting as financial stewards of all our resources.”