Reporting beyond the basics

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Aug. 19, 2013 — For the 28th consecutive year, Cabarrus County has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report.

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.Susan Ferrington8-19-13.jpg

Susan Fearrington, Cabarrus County’s assistant finance director, received the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement as the individual with primary responsibility for preparing the award-winning financial report.

The comprehensive annual financial report was judged by an impartial panel and was found to demonstrate a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate the county’s financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.