The City of Simpsonville is proud to announce it has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. The Association awarded the honor to Simpsonville for the City’s comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year 2016-2017.
The Certificate of Achievement is the “highest form of recognition” in government financial reporting and a “significant accomplishment” by a government and its management, according to an Association news release.
City Administrator Dianna Gracely said the City of Simpsonville is honored by the recognition of the City’s excellent financial governance.
“We at City Hall strive to be good stewards of the public trust with best practices and transparency,” Ms. Gracely said. “The Certificate of Achievement is the result of our commitment to responsibly manage the City’s finances to ensure a bright future for Simpsonville.”
Government Finance Officers Association serves almost 19,000 local, state and provincial-level government officials and finance practitioners, according to the news release. An impartial panel judged the City’s comprehensive annual financial report to meet the “high standards” of the program, including a “spirit of full disclosure,” according to the news release.
Mayor Janice Curtis said the financial report is a way for the City to be transparent with the citizens of Simpsonville, whose tax dollars Mayor Curtis said the City is “entrusted to use wisely.” Curtis said the report is an example of that transparency.