According to a press release from the City of Dubuque they have received the financial reporting award for a 34th Consecutive Year.

Credit: City of Dubuque / azizhjyaras
Credit: City of Dubuque / azizhjyaras

The Government Finance Officers Association, or GFOA, of the United States and Canada has awarded the City of Dubuque a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, for the City’s comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR, for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2021.

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 was presented to City of Dubuque Director of Finance and Budget Jennifer Larson to recognize her role in preparing the award-winning annual report.

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Dubuque's comprehensive annual financial report was judged by an impartial panel of GFOA members 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 users’ groups to read the CAFR. The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance professionals.

PHOTO CREDIT: City of Dubuque Facebook
Credit: City of Dubuque Facebook

According to their website, The Government Finance Officers Association is a resource, educator, facilitator, and advocate for more than 21,000 finance officers across the United States and Canada and works tirelessly to provide their members with the best practice information around accounting, auditing, budgeting, capital planning, debt management, financial reporting, pensions, benefit administration, treasury, and investment management.


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