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Bentonville Receives Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

Posted: January 22 2016

Press Release

January 22, 2016
Contact: Denise Land, Finance Director
Phone: (479) 271-3112

Bentonville Receives Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

Bentonville, AR…The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Bentonville Finance and Accounting Department and Jake Harper, Assistant Finance Director, a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

This award is for the City’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).  The award of Financial Reporting Achievement is presented to the Finance and Accounting Department.  Jake Harper is the individual primarily responsible for preparing the award winning CAFR.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 finance professionals.