TJC earns financial reporting award once more

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For the 21st consecutive year, Tyler Junior College has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for its comprehensive annual financial report, school officials announced.

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

“We are proud to again receive this award,” said Sarah Van Cleef, TJC chief financial officer and vice president of financial and administrative affairs.

“Tyler Junior College is committed to financial transparency; and by adhering to the guidelines for the certificate, TJC provides the community with a data-rich, comprehensive annual financial report that is of the highest standards.”

Van Cleef and Carol Hutson, TJC director of accounting services, accepted the award during the recent meeting of the TJC Board of Trustees.

The report is 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 the report.

Based in Chicago, the GFOA is a professional association serving approximately 19,000 government finance professionals. It provides quality publications, training programs, services and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance polity and management.

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