ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recognizing the highest standards of federal accountability reporting, the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) will present its prestigious Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) Award to 19 federal departments and agencies in Washington D.C. today at the National Press Club.
The annual CEAR award recognizes high-quality Performance and Accountability Reports (PARs) and Agency Financial Reports (AFRs) that effectively illustrate and assess financial and program performance, accomplishments and challenges, cost and accountability. AGA also spotlights the teams of dedicated federal professionals contributing to the report’s production.
“Given the fiscal status of the United States government and the public’s perceptions about government fiscal accountability and transparency, the achievement of this year’s CEAR recipients is even more significant,” says AGA Executive Director Relmond Van Daniker. “The agencies and departments being honored today truly represent a select group within the government financial management community.”
The following U.S. agencies and departments received the CEAR award: Architect of the Capitol; Federal Aviation Administration; Federal Housing Finance Agency; Federal Trade Commission; Office of Financial Stability, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Peace Corps; U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; U.S. Department of Education; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Department of Labor; U.S. Department of State; U.S. Government Accountability Office; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; U.S. Small Business Administration; U.S. Social Security Administration; and, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
AGA will also honor 9 federal agencies that demonstrated specific points of excellence within their fiscal year 2013 reports with ‘Best in Class’ awards.
“We are heartened by the numbers of agencies and departments receiving the certificate and those who participated in the program,” says Van Daniker. “Nineteen recipients are a large number to recognize, and we view this as evidence not only of continuous improvement, but also of a real commitment to accountability and transparency among federal government financial managers and their agencies.”
About: AGA is the member organization for financial professionals in government. We lead and encourage change that benefits our field and all citizens. Our networking events, professional certification, publications and ongoing education help members build their skills and advance their careers. Complete details may be found at www.agacgfm.org. Learn more about the CEAR program at www.agacgfm.org/cear.