June 4, 2014- The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Mauldin the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. This is the twelfth year in a row the City of Mauldin has received this award. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and this attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
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 non-profit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, DC.
Mayor Dennis Raines stated, “This Council has a strong commitment to effective fiscal management and I commend our Finance Director, Holly Abercrombie, and all our staff for their performance in this area and adhering to this philosophy.” Finance Committee Chairman Dale Black adds, “Accountability is vital to being good stewards of our taxpayers dollars; this award recognizes our successful achievement in this area.” City Administrator Trey Eubanks stated, “The standard for the City of Mauldin was set many years ago when we first obtained this recognition. We intend to continue to achieve this award and demonstrate to our citizens our commitment to transparency and accountability and being good stewards of our taxpayers dollars.”