The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Pierce County, WA by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Pierce County has received this honor consecutively since 1983.
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individuals(s), department or agency designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award winning CAFR. This has been presented to the Finance Department.
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.