The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Harlingen CISD by Government of Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). This 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 prepared by HCISD’s Business Services department has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top-quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government fiscal policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C.