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County honored for financial reporting
CFO also gets nod for achievement
Forsyth County

A nonprofit association that serves government finance professionals around the country recently recognized Forsyth County government for its 17th straight year of excellence in financial reporting.

The accolade, a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting, was awarded to the county by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The recognition was presented to Forsyth County for its comprehensive annual financial report for the 2016 fiscal year.

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

An award for financial reporting achievement was also presented to Forsyth County Chief Financial Officer David Gruen, as the person primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning report, according to a news release from Forsyth County government.

“To be a part of a county recognized for this achievement 17 consecutive years is an honor,” Gruen said. “The recognition signifies the hard work and determination of the finance department personnel.”

Forsyth County’s comprehensive annual financial report was 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 it, the news release stated. 

The comprehensive annual financial report is available for review on the Finance Department page of the county website at 

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.