Sussex County wins 16th award for excellence in financial reporting

Georgetown, Del., Aug. 14, 2018: Sussex County has some sweet news for taxpayers, announcing the County’s 16th consecutive award for outstanding auditing and budgeting practices from an international group of financial experts. 

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, based in Chicago, in May awarded the County its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 2017 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The award is among the highest forms of recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the association’s program.

The award is an acknowledgment of Sussex County’s comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR. The document includes the County’s annual audit, showing assets, liabilities, equity, revenues and expenses. It also contains information about county demographics and the local economy. That information helps those reviewing the report – such as investors – to better gauge the County’s financial condition.

“Sussex County works diligently to observe and achieve the highest standards when it comes to its financial duties,” said County Finance Director Gina A. Jennings. “We are pleased to once again earn this distinction, which is a product of the County’s continual commitment to excellent fiscal management.”


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