Sep 26, 2019

District Earns Two Awards for Financial Reporting

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Pickerington Schools and the district’s Treasurer’s Office recently received two awards for excellence in financial reporting.

Popular Annual Financial Report

Following a review by a panel of independent reviewers, the district’s Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) has received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting from the ¬†Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The award was presented for the PAFR that covered the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. The evaluation included evaluation of information presented, reader appeal, understandability, distribution, and other elements.

“The report is clear, concise, and appealing,” reviewers said. “The charts and graphs simplify the financial data which help a layman ready to better understand the information presented.”

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Pickerington Schools has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the GFOA. The award was presented to the district for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting and financial reporting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a governmental agency and its administrators.

The district’s CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel of meeting the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story and to motivate potential users and user groups to read the document.