Bentonville…The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Bentonville by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was presented to the City of Bentonville Finance and Accounting Department. The government designates this department as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR for the 2018 comprehensive annual financial report.
The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.