Canyons School District has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting — the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting — from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
The award “represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” Stephen J. Gauthier, Director of the GFOA Technical Services Center, said in a letter to Canyons Superintendent Dr. Jim Briscoe. “We hope that your example will encourage other government officials in their efforts to achieve and maintain an appropriate standard of excellence in financial reporting.”
The award lauds the performance of Canyons Business Administrator and CFO Leon Wilcox, and the comprehensive annual financial report he oversaw for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. The comprehensive financial report was judged by an impartial panel upholding the highest financial reporting standards, including adherence to the spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate CSD’s financial story to patrons.
The GFOA is a nonprofit, professional organization that includes some 17,500 government financial professionals. The organization has offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.