TJC receives financial reporting award for 20th straight year

For the 20th consecutive year, Tyler Junior College has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association.

The certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

“We are proud to again receive this award,” said Sarah Van Cleef, TJC chief financial officer and vice president of financial and administrative affairs.

“Tyler Junior College is committed to financial transparency; and by adhering to the guidelines for the certificate, TJC provides the community with a data-rich, comprehensive annual financial report that is of the highest standards.”

Van Cleef and Carol Hutson, TJC director of accounting services and controller, accepted the award during the recent meeting of the TJC Board of Trustees.

The report is judged by an impartial panel, to meet 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 report.

Based in Chicago, the GFOA is a nonprofit, professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals.

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