News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael McAllister
(803) 327-8032



August 24, 2012

Accounting Department Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting—Again

ROCK HILLFor the sixteenth consecutive year, York Technical College has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by an agency and its management.

The Certificate of Achievement was presented to Dr. Marc Tarplee, the college’s Vice President for Business Services, and his staff for their comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). York Technical College’s CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program and demonstrate a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate the college’s financial story.

"This recognition is a testament to the competency, hard work and perseverance of our accounting staff," Tarplee said. "And it's an outstanding example of the college's long-term commitment to thoughtful stewardship of taxpayer dollars."

Reports submitted to the CAFR program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and the GFOA Special Review Committee (SRC), which is made up of individuals with expertise in public-sector financial reporting and includes financial statement preparers, independent auditors, academics, and other finance professionals.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 14,000 government finance professionals. It has offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C. The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program) in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.

York Technical College / 452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC 29730