St. Tammany Parish Government Awarded Excellence in Financial Reporting for 13th Consecutive Year

The St. Tammany Parish Department of Finance was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, for the 13th consecutive year.  This is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
The comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR, is evaluated every year and the award is given based on standards reached in the report.  These include, demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story, and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
Leslie Long, Chief Financial Officer, Laura Reine Lyons, Senior Accounting Manager and Annie Perkins, Assistant Director of Finance, are the recipients named on the award.
“This is a testament to the meticulous and efficient work of our Finance Department, and it also speaks to the level of care Parish Government expends in the use of taxpayer dollars,” said Patricia Brister, St. Tammany Parish Government.  “We are pleased to have earned this prestigious recognition again.”