Annual financial reporting earns national recognition

April 19, 2016

Annual financial reporting earns national recognition

Strathcona County has earned a Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Achievement for its 2014 annual financial report.

Awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), the Strathcona County 2014 Annual Report has been judged by impartial Canadian Review Committee members to meet the high standards of the program. This includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" designed to communicate the municipality's financial story clearly and to motivate stakeholders and the public to read the report.

“This award acknowledges our Financial Services Department’s diligence and commitment to excellence in financial reporting,” says Mayor Roxanne Carr. “Receipt of this award also speaks to the County’s leadership in fiscal responsibility and stewardship. Thank you to the County staff who have been instrumental in achieving this recognition for our municipality.”

The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Program was established to encourage municipal governments throughout Canada to publish high quality financial reports. The program also provides peer recognition and technical guidance to prepare these reports. Receiving the award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

View the 2014 Annual Report.

 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, StrathconaCounty is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595