For the ninth year in a row, the Sunshine Coast Regional District has been awarded the Canadian award for excellence in financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
The Canadian award for financial reporting program was established to encourage municipal governments throughout Canada to publish high quality financial reports and to provide peer recognition and technical guidance for officials preparing these reports. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
“This award is a result of a great team effort by several departments, especially the Finance department, and emphasizes the professionalism and dedication of staff," said SCRD board chair Garry Nohr in a news release.
The award was presented to the corporate services department at the SCRD for the 2011 annual financial report. The report has been judged by impartial Canadian review committee members to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” designed to clearly communicate the SCRD’s financial information and to motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.
“We’re very proud to receive this award for the ninth consecutive year,” added chief administrator John France. “The SCRD is committed to pursuing operational excellence, and it is important to recognize our finance division who work so hard every day to achieve it.”
The SCRD’s 2011 financial report can be found at www.scrd.ca/Financial-Reports. Call 604-885-6800 to request a hard copy.