District Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

District Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Posted on 06/22/2021
District Earns Certificate of Achievement for  Excellence in Financial Reporting

The School District of Lee County has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Financial Audit Report for the year ending June 30, 2020. 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.

“The Business Services Division takes our responsibility for accuracy in reporting and transparency very seriously,” says Chief Financial Officer Dr. Ami Desamours. “It is imperative to build trust with our community. Our Financial Accounting Department worked incredibly hard to produce a report worthy of this accomplishment, and we are grateful for the recognition. We will always strive to uphold this standard of excellence for our School District.”

After the close of each fiscal year, State law requires that all local governments publish a complete set of financial statements presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the United States of America and audited by the Florida Auditor General, or a firm of licensed certified public accountants. The Florida Auditor General conducted the audit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020

Notifying the District of its Certificate of Achievement, GFOA Technical Service Director Michele Mark Levine wrote, “We hope that your example will encourage other government officials in their efforts to achieve and maintain an appropriate standard of excellence in financial reporting.”

The Comprehensive Financial Audit is available for the public to read and review on the District’s website.