NASHVILLE, TN — Bradley County is one of eight counties in Tennessee that recently received national recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for outstanding accounting practices.
The GFOA presents certificates of achievement to state and local governments across the country that exceed the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles and prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that provide high levels of transparency and disclosure about their operations.
“I want to congratulate officials in Bradley County for their excellent work in preparing their financial documents,” Comptroller Justin P. Wilson said. “In order to maintain credibility with the public, I think it is extremely important for governments to be open in their financial dealings. The citizens of Bradley County should be pleased that the people who represent their interests in county government have chosen to do far more than the minimum in making financial information available.”
“This award recognizes the counties that are doing an outstanding job in tracking their finances,” Sen. Mike Bell said. “People who live in Bradley County have good reason to be proud.”
“When it comes to handling the taxpayers’ money, it’s important for government officials to do more than meet minimum requirements,” Rep. Eric Watson said. “And this award demonstrates that officials in Bradley County are doing more than meeting the minimum requirements.”
“I commend Bradley County for being recognized by the GFOA,” Rep. Kevin Brooks said. “This is an award that may not be familiar to many people in the general public, but it’s very important to people who work as government accountants. Counties that earn this distinction can serve as role models for their peers across the country.”