The Caldwell County Schools Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada and the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Association of School Business Officials International.
Both awards represent the highest forms of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting and reflect a significant accomplishment by the government agency and its management. This is the 14th consecutive year that the Caldwell County School System Finance Department has been awarded.
“Financial awards of this caliber indicate that sound, responsible fiscal management is practiced throughout the Caldwell County Schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Steve Stone. “We are extremely proud that the school system has received these awards and in my opinion, we have the best finance department in the state.”
The awards are judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, including the demonstration of the “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate an organization’s financial story.
“The Financial Department is honored to be recognized for its efforts to always work towards operational excellence,” said Finance Officer David Johnson. “These awards provide credible assurance that the financial transactions of the school system are conducted at the highest level of performance. The staff, from school bookkeepers to Education Center specialists, strive to practice efficiency and fiscal responsibility at every level throughout the district.“
The Caldwell County Schools Finance Department is supervised by Finance Officer David Johnson and includes Donna Robbins Anderson, Accountant; Bonnie Caudle, Accounting Specialist; Naomi Gilbert, Payroll Specialist; Linda Young, Payroll/Benefits Specialist; Michelle Brittain, Purchasing Specialist; Sara Smith, Accounts Payable Specialist; and Melinda Mullis, Accounts Payable Specialist. The Board of Education will recognize the Finance Department at the January 9 Board meeting. The public is invited to attend.