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Auditor-Controller Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

September 26, 2013

Placer County Auditor-Controller Andrew C. Sisk accepted an award Tuesday that recognizes his department for doing an excellent job performing one of its primary duties: preparing the county’s comprehensive annual financial report.

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was awarded to the Auditor-Controller’s Office by the Government Finance Officers Association. The office was honored for the financial report it prepared for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

Sisk received the award during a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.

“I’m definitely proud to receive the award, but really my pride is with the staff,” Sisk said, identifying several staff members who helped prepare the report. “It really does touch every member of my department.”

He also acknowledged accountants in other departments who played important roles in preparing the report.

On hand to present the award was a representative of the association: Dixon Deputy City Manager Joan Michaels Aguilar. She noted that the Auditor-Controller’s Office has now received the Certificate of Achievement for 12 consecutive years.

“Such a record reflects the professionalism and commitment of numerous individuals, as well as many hours of hard work,” she told the board. “It also reflects a high degree of dedication and leadership on the part of the Placer County Board of Supervisors.”

The Certificate of Achievement is a premier benchmark for measuring excellence in government accounting and financial reporting. Annual reports are judged each year by an impartial panel that looks for a spirit of transparency and commitment to full disclosure.

The Board of Supervisors appointed Sisk to take over as Auditor-Controller last year after the retirement of his predecessor, Katherine Martinis. Sisk had served as Assistant Auditor-Controller for more than nine years.