The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to city of Osage Beach by the Government Finance Officers Association for its comprehensive annual financial report for the 17th consecutive year.

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to city of Osage Beach by the Government Finance Officers Association for its comprehensive annual financial report for the 17th consecutive year.

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was recently presented to Kari Bell, city treasurer, the person and department primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR.

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 GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.