Government Finance Officers Association

Certificate of Achievement

The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program) in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
    
Reports submitted to the CAFR program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and the GFOA Special Review Committee (SRC), which comprises individuals with expertise in public-sector financial reporting and includes financial statement preparers, independent auditors, academics, and other finance professionals.

Awards Won by Beaufort County

  • 2013 - For the 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • 2012 - For the 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • 2011 - For the 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • 2010 - For the 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • 2009 - For the 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report