For the 20th year in a row, the Town of Parker was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award was given …
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For the 20th year in a row, the Town of Parker was awarded the
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
The award was given to the town on Jan. 19 by the Government
Finance Officers Association of the Unites States and Canada for
its comprehensive annual financial report, CAFR.
Thomas Bryan, the town’s accounting manager, said it is a mile
marker for the town to receive the award 20 years in a row.
“We expect to get it every year, but you never know,” he said.
“But being chosen means our report is following all federal
regulations and that the town has made it accessible and easy for
town residents to access the reports and to understand the
The certificate of achievement is the highest form of
recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial
reporting. Elise Penington, community affairs director for Parker,
said the CAFR was 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
Bryan said it was a group effort by every town employee to reach
“The financial department puts the report together but we depend
on all the other town departments,” he said. “They have to make
sure they are using their funds properly and are accounting for the
All financial reports can be found on the town’s Web site,
under the financial department tab.
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