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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Chester County garners award for excellence in financial reporting

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The Chester County Controller’s Office received notification this week of an award bestowed upon them by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).  A Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was presented to County Controller Norman MacQueen and his staff for the 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).  A copy of the CAFR can be found on Chester County’s website at

The GFOA Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and finance reporting, and its attainment “represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” notes the GFOA.

The award for 2016 CAFR marks the 36th consecutive year that Chester County has earned the GFOA accolade, ranking the county as joint first in Pennsylvania, and one of less than 60 counties (out of more than 3,000 nationwide) that has been recognizes for 36 years or more.

County Controller Norman MacQueen said:  “One of Chester County’s strategic priorities focuses on Governance, specifically to pursue excellence through exceptional customer service, transparency, accountability and innovation.  Chester County’s CAFR document was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story.

 “This award is a result of the exceptional work of the staff in the Controller’s Office and I couldn’t be more proud of them.  Their professionalism and dedication to serving our county residents is evident in their very high standard of work.”

Photo caption:  County Controller Norman MacQueen (center) and staff in the Chester County Controller’s Office, who were awarded the Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting.  Seated, left and right:  Carol Pollitz and Anitha Rajagopal Rao; Back row, left to right:  Tacie Himelright, John LaGreca, (MacQueen), Catherine Advincula and Bob Park.

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