Wilson County earns national accounting award

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The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting to the Wilson County government.

County commissioners officially recognized county financial services staff at the Sept. 12 commissioners’ meeting.

The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management, according to the association.

“We are proud of our county’s excellent financial services staff,” said Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Bobbie Jones. “This shows the results of their commitment to accountability to the citizens of Wilson County.”

Financial services staff were in attendance and were recognized by commissioners.

“Wilson County Government’s financial services staff are committed to financial excellence,” said County Manager Denise Stinagle. “We have a great team with excellent leadership and they continue to strive for the best financial practices.”

Tiffany Reese, finance director, expressed appreciation for her team’s hard work.

“I am appreciative for my staff’s commitment to their work and to the citizens of Wilson County,” she said. “I am also appreciative of our county government departments. They work with us so that we can achieve quality financial services.”

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving about 17,500 government finance professionals.

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