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MWA Finance Receives Top Honors

Nov 9, 2018 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


The MWA Finance Department staff shows off this year's awards from the GFOA, which included the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has recognized the MWA once again for excellence in financial reporting.

The GFOA announced in September that the MWA had received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 21st consecutive year. The Authority is among less than 5 percent of eligible governments and authorities in the United States and Canada to receive this exclusive honor.

The Certificate of Achievement is awarded based on the quality of the Authority’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). It is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and attaining this award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

In addition, the GFOA recognized the MWA with its award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for the sixth consecutive year. This award recognized the quality of the most recent MWA Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), which is a condensed version of the CAFR published for the Macon-Bibb County Community. The PAFR is an easy-to-read document that presents a financial and operational summary of the Authority’s past fiscal year, as well as public information on the MWA and its community programs, partnerships, and more.

The award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting also is very selective in nature, with less than 1% of all eligible governments in the United States receiving such distinction. The MWA is one of only 13 governments or authorities in Georgia to be selected for this top industry honor.

The Authority’s CAFR and PAFR were judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the GFOA’s awards program, as the Reports demonstrated a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly community the MWA’s financial story, while encouraging readership of both documents. Both awards from the GFOA were presented to the MWA Board and Finance Department during the November Meeting of the Authority.

The MWA’s most recent CAFR and PAFR are available for review on this website. But for the most current PAFR, which was published for the public to more easily review, use the “Learn More” link below.

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
P: 770-757-1681

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