Halifax County Finance Recognized for Excellence | Local News

HALIFAX — The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting to Halifax County for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30.

According to a press release, 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 its financial history and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.

The Certificate of Achievement, which Halifax County has received for 22 consecutive years, is the highest form of recognition in the field of government accounting and financial reporting, and its receipt represents a significant achievement by a government and his direction.

“Our department is thrilled with this recognition for Halifax County,” said Mary Duncan, Director of Finance. “This achievement is the result of significant teamwork. Our department continually strives for excellence and transparency.

“The finance department always does exceptional work, but it’s nice to see it nationally recognized,” said acting county manager Dia Denton. “I am proud of Ms. Duncan and her staff who have held themselves to such a high standard in their stewardship of the county’s finances. Twenty-two prizes in a row is quite an achievement.

The GFOA advances excellence in public finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research to more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.

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