Chicago – The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). 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.
"This recognition illustrates BTES’ professionalism and is a significant accomplishment of our employees and board," says Dr. Mike Browder, CEO of BTES. "This is our fourteenth consecutive year achieving this award."
The CAFR has been 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 CAFR.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL and Washington D.C.