Sweet 16: Sussex County honored for continued excellence in financial reporting

GEORGETOWN – Sweet 16.

Sussex County has some sweet news for taxpayers, announcing the county’s 16th consecutive award for outstanding auditing and budgeting practices from an international group of financial experts.

Gina A. Jennings

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, based in Chicago, in May awarded Sussex County its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 2017 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

The award is among the highest forms of recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the association’s program.

The award is an acknowledgment of Sussex County’s comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR. The document includes the county’s annual audit, showing assets, liabilities, equity, revenues and expenses.

It also contains information about county demographics and the local economy. That information helps those reviewing the report – such as investors – to better gauge the county’s financial condition.

“Sussex County works diligently to observe and achieve the highest standards when it comes to its financial duties,” said Sussex County Finance Director Gina A. Jennings. “We are pleased to once again earn this distinction, which is a product of the county’s continual commitment to excellent fiscal management.”

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