City of SeaTac Wins Distinguished Accounting Award for 19th Year

The City of SeaTac announced Wednesday (June 20) that it has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Accounting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for 2010 – for the 19th time.

The award was given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) and represents the highest honor possible in the area of governmental accounting.

“In order to be recognized by this prestigious group we must satisfy national guidelines for governmental and financial reporting,” said Todd Cutts, City Manager for the City of SeaTac. “Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. I am very proud of our staff for consistently earning this distinguished honor.”

Specifically cited in the award are Michael J. McCarty, Finance and Systems Director, now retired, and Brenda J. Rolph, Assistant Finance Director as the individuals most responsible for the achievement.

The GFOA is a non-profit association with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C. serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of government and financial reporting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

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