CHICAGO — For the fourth year in a row, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Navajo County Community College District for its fourth comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 2017.
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting and represents a significant accomplishment by a governmental agency and its management. An impartial panel judged Northland Pioneer College’s CAFR against the highest standards for governmental accounting, including demonstration of a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story.
“While this award recognizes the hard work and diligence of NPC’s financial services staff, it also assures Navajo County taxpayers that revenue and expenditures are properly handled, with appropriate policies and oversight in place. The kudos, however, extend to every NPC employee, whose ingenuity, resourcefulness and conservative spending have placed NPC among the top financially stable community colleges districts in Arizona,” said NPC President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout. “NPC is indeed the best investment the citizens of Navajo County can make in improving our individual and county’s economic future.”
“The CAFR provides our District Governing Board and the citizens of Navajo County with useful information about the college’s operation and financial position,” explained Maderia Ellison, NPC’s associate vice president/Chief Business Officer. “The CAFR provides more information than the annual audit report and covers not only the current year, but also the previous 10 years. It demonstrates the college’s commitment to transparency and how seriously we take our fiduciary responsibilities. This is our third CAFR and all received this prestigious award.”
Ellison and the Business Office staff were recognized as the primary individuals responsible for compiling the report.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals.
Northland Pioneer College serves the residents of Navajo and Apache counties through four regional campuses and five centers with a variety of educational options for academic, career and technical and personal enrichment. NPC supports each student’s educational goals through affordable tuition, small class sizes and caring, professional instructors. For more information about NPC programs and services, call (800) 266-7845.
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