SCO Award for Achieving Excellence in Financial Reporting for the years:
Presented by the State of California, Office of the Controller. This award is for achieving the highest quality in California governmental accounting financial reporting.
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
This award is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program in 1945. The Auditor-Controller's Office has received this award for the 29th consecutive year. In part, this award is presented to state and local governments that prepare annual financial reporting exceeding the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).Reports are reviewed by members of the GFOA staff and the GFOA's Special Review Committee, comprised of individuals with expert knowledge of public-sector financial reporting.
Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR)
This award is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The Popular Annual Financial Reporting Awards Program was established in 1991 by GFOA. The Auditor-Controller's Office has received this award for the 11th consecutive year, recognizing its efforts to develop accounting transparency for average citizens by producing the County's financial report in an easy-to-understand format. While staying within the GFOA's guidelines, the Auditor-Controller's Office has also made improvements to the accessibility of this report by posting a link to the website (www.sbcounty.gov/atc) where individuals can review content cover to cover, and distributed hardcopies to local universities and libraries.