Manatee County Clerk’s Office Receives Recognition for Financial Reporting

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office has been recognized with three honors from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) in the areas of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

For the 41st consecutive year, the GFOA has awarded the Manatee County Clerk’s Office with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019.

The County’s CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to determine whether the Clerk’s Office 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 it.

The GFOA has awarded the Manatee County Clerk’s Office, for the 27th consecutive year, with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Manatee County Port Authority’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

These accolades are the highest form of recognition in the areas of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by government and its management.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association,” said Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Angel Colonneso.  “Our citizens can be assured that we are consistently maintaining our commitment to transparency in governmental financial reporting in accordance with the Governmental Accounting Standards.” 

For the 22nd consecutive year, the GFOA has also given the Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award to Manatee County for its Popular Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019.

The Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award is a prestigious national award that recognizes conformance with the highest standards for preparation of state and local government popular reports. The report tells the financial story of a local government, and it is written for the non-financial reader who has strong interest in the government’s financial stability.

To view the reports, visit: https://www.manateeclerk.com/departments/finance/financial-reporting/.  Then, click the links under available reports.