City recognized for financial reporting achievements

The City of Casa Grande is the proud recipient of two financial reporting awards from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

This marks the 26th year that the city’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The CAFR outlines the city’s financial position and operating activities each year. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition for excellence in state and local government financial reporting.

In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a government unit must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized comprehensive annual financial report, whose contents conform to program standards. Such CAFR must satisfy both generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements.

The city manager’s office has also received an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. This is the sixth year that the city has received this prestigious national award recognizing conformance with the highest standards for preparation of state and local government popular reports.

In order to receive the PAFR award, a government agency must publish a Popular Annual Financial Report, whose contents conform to program standards of creativity, presentation, understandability and reader appeal.

Mayor Craig McFarland recognized these achievements at a city council meeting in early October, where he also presented both awards to city staff.

Financial reports are available for the public to view at

For questions or additional information about the city’s finances, please contact the finance department at 520-421-8600 or by email at