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For the twenty-fifth consecutive year, the City of Muscatine earned the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada’s (GFOA’s) Certificate for Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (Certificate of Achievement). The award recognizes the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2018, prepared by the City of Muscatine Finance Department. “We are very proud of the hard work and dedication by the members of our finance department,” Gregg Mandsager, City Administrator, said. “It is impressive that we have had twenty-five straight years of receiving this award and it is a tribute to the past and present staff members.”
The Certificate of Achievement represents 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. “This award recognizes our endeavors to ensure the report meets all required accounting standards,” Nancy Lueck, City of Muscatine Finance Director, said. “We are honored that our work to write a complete and understandable financial report for the City of Muscatine [was] recognized once again.” Lueck has worked with the finance department since 1977 and has served as its director since 2005.
An impartial panel at the GFOA found the CAFR met 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.
A nonprofit professional organization serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals, the GFOA has offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal. The program does not assess the financial health of participating governments, but rather ensures that users of their financial statements have the information they need to do so themselves.
Selected members of the GFOA professional staff and the GFOA Special Review Committee receive submissions for the Achievement Award. These committees consist of individuals with expertise in public sector financial reporting including financial statement preparers, independent auditors, academics, and other finance professionals.

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