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 CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel 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 user groups to read the CAFR. The City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports may be viewed on the web at Saginaw-mi.com or in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall.
“Financial statement audits are designed to provide users with the assurance of reliability. They must also inspire the confidence of community stakeholders by providing trusted information concerning financial statements and how well their local government is managed. The Department of Fiscal Services has set and maintained a standard of excellence, and staff is to be commended. They are well deserving of this prestigious honor, and will continue to work toward maintaining this high level of accountability, accuracy and transparency.” City Manager, Tim Morales.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 20,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. GFOA provides training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for governmental finance policy and management. The GFOA is headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in Washington, DC.
For more information concerning the City of Saginaw’s governmental accounting and financial reporting, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 989-759-1403.