San Jacinto College receives national award for financial reporting
08.22.2017 | By Melissa Trevizo
PASADENA, Texas — For the 10th consecutive year, San Jacinto College has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.
"This achievement is the result of our fiscal affairs team's diligence in financial procedures and guidelines to ensure accuracy in reporting," said Bill Dickerson, San Jacinto College director of accounting and financial services.
The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. San Jacinto College first received the Certificate for Achievement for Excellence for the 2006-2007 fiscal year.
The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program) in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles 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.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving more than 17,600 government finance professionals throughout North America with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.