SPOKANE COUNTY, April 27, 2021 –– The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Spokane County for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.
The Government Finance Officers Association’s mission is to advance excellence in public finance through education and training. The report was 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 Spokane County’s financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.
“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,” said Vicky Dalton, Spokane County Auditor. “Over several years, the staff in my Financial Services Division worked with other county staff and the State Auditor’s Office to raise the financial statement presentation to the GFOA standards. From this cooperation, Spokane County residents can be confident that the annual financial statements accurately reflect the actual financial activity of their regional government.”
Chair of the Spokane County Board of Commissioners, Josh Kerns, stated, “It is a testament to our commitment to transparency and the use of best financial management practices. This is a major accomplishment for Spokane County and I congratulate our tremendous staff. They deserve this recognition.”
For more information on Spokane County’s comprehensive annual financial report or the County Auditor’s financial reporting practices, visit the Auditor’s Office website at https://www.spokanecounty.org/3016/Annual-Financial-Reports.