The City of North Battleford has been awarded the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for the City’s 2020 Annual Report. It is the second year in a row that North Battleford has won the prestigious Award for Financial Reporting Program, winning the first time last year for the 2019 Annual Report.
The City’s 2020 Annual Report has been judged by impartial Canadian Review Committee members to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” designed to clearly communicate the municipality’s financial story.
Approximately only 70 to 80 communities throughout Canada receive this award annually. Previous provincial winners of this award include the cities of Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert. This award is a significant achievement for the City and all staff involved to produce this report. The City is proud to provide residents with a comprehensive, transparent and easy-to-understand financial document.
“This award is an honour. We are proud of our staff who strive to provide transparent financial reporting that exceeds national standards." said Director of Finance Brent Nadon, adding "I would like to congratulate all City staff, especially the staff of the Finance Department. Winning this award is truly a collaborative effort. Thank you, for your excellent daily work to produce a financial document that is easy to understand and accessible to the public.”
City Manager Randy Patrick was pleased that the City had received this prestigious award again, “I would like to acknowledge the hard work by the Finance Department led by Brent Nadon. I encourage our residents to review this award winning-document, it provides a clear picture of the state of our City. I would also like to thank Council for their continued support in moving us forward with this report.”
2020 Annual Report
The award-winning 2020 Annual Report can be reviewed on the City’s website here.
About the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Program
GFOA established the Canadian Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAnFR Program) in 1986 to encourage and assist Canadian local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles, as set by the Public Sector Accounting Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.1
For more information:
Randy Patrick, City Manager
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