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Posted on: May 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Orange County Finance Department receives award in financial reporting

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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Commissioner of Finance Kerry Gallagher are pleased to announce that the County’s Finance Department has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

This marks the 27th consecutive year that the County has been recognized with the highest standards for the preparation of state and local government reports.

“We have a hard-working and talented fiscal team,” Neuhaus said. “This award is indicative of the high standards to which our Finance Department holds itself. I commend Commissioner Gallagher and her staff for their efforts and I’m grateful that they were recognized. I thank them for their commitment to an open and transparent government.”

GFOA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization serving 16,000 government finance offices across the nation. This award recognizes governments that maintain high standards of excellence in financial reporting and demonstrate a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate the financial picture of governmental operations. To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a government must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized annual comprehensive financial report, in which the contents conform to program standards. 

Such Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports (ACFR) must satisfy both generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements.

“I am grateful for this acknowledgment by our peers and thank my staff for their hard work and commitment to the County’s residents,” Gallagher said.

For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or