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TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA The Cherokee Nation has again earned the highest honor given to governments for stellar financial reporting and accounting.
For an 11th straight year, the tribe's finance department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report.
“Cherokee Nation's commitment to financial excellence is affirmed with the receipt of this award,”
said Lacey Horn, Cherokee Nation treasurer.
“Cherokee citizens can be proud of this achievement because it reflects accountability within their government.”
To earn the award, an audit of the tribe's 2011 government operating budget and all its business and non-profit components were judged by an impartial panel to ensure it met the highest standards, including transparency.
The award is given by the Government Finance Officers Association, which has offices in Chicago and Washington DC and serves about 17,500 government professionals. It started the award program in 1945 to encourage state and local governments to go beyond the minimum accepted accounting requirements.
posted November 5, 2012 6:00 am est
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