Metropolis Finance Division awarded for ‘excellence’ | Native Information

Now it is seven in a row.

Town of McAlester’s Finance Division is as soon as once more being honored by the Authorities Finance Officers Affiliation of america and Canada with its Certificates of Achievement in for Excellence in Monetary Reporting.

GFOA acknowledged town for its monetary report for the fiscal 12 months that ended June 30, 2020.

“The report has been judged by an neutral panel to fulfill the excessive requirements of this system, which incorporates demonstrating a constructive ‘spirit of full disclosure’ to obviously talk its monetary story and inspire potential customers and person teams to learn the report,” GFOA stated in saying the award.

“This Certificates of Achievement is the best type of recognition within the space of governmental accounting and monetary reporting, and its attainment represents a big accomplishment by a authorities and its administration,” GFOA concluded.

Metropolis of McAlester Chief Monetary Officer Sherri Swift praised the work of her employees.

“They’re an ‘A’ group,” Swift stated. “I actually admire all of their work and dedication to town, that is for certain.”

GFOA despatched a letter to McAlester Mayor John Browne as a metropolis consultant, stating “We hope your instance will encourage different authorities officers of their efforts to realize and preserve an applicable normal of excellence in monetary reporting.”

Browne acknowledged the workers in metropolis’s Finance Division, in addition to town council and administration.

“I am extraordinarily happy with our Finance Division for the work they put in and the general transparency our metropolis administration and council proceed to offer to our residents,” Browne stated.

“This marks the seventh 12 months in a row we now have acquired this award and it couldn’t have been executed with out the laborious work of many individuals,” stated Browne. “Thanks to all whose efforts made this occur.”

Metropolis Supervisor Pete Stasiak additionally lauded the workers within the metropolis’s Finance Division.

“We’re happy with the monetary statements they produce for town and the extent of transparency they supply,” Stasiak stated. “These folks have executed an incredible job of placing this collectively.”

Along with Swift, members of town’s Finance Division embrace Samantha Perry, Norma Dellinger, Michelle Daniels, Shelby Black, Porsha Perry, Shelli Colbert and Kara Coy. 

Three extra Finance Division staff, Karla Taylor, Sherry Petrosino and Lucia Melton, work on the metropolis’s municipal court docket places of work. Assistant Metropolis Supervisor Toni Ervin oversees town’s Finance Division. 

Contact James Beaty at [email protected]

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