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Controller’s Office in Finance and Administration Wins National Award for Excellence


JONESBORO – For the second consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the prestigious ‘Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” to Arkansas State University System in recognition of its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

According to GFOA, 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 agency and its management.

The ASU System’s CAFR is prepared by the A-State Controller’s Office in a collaborative effort with the controller’s offices at the four System campuses. 

Myra Goodwin serves as controller and Brandy Hampton is associate controller.  Dr. Russ Hannah, associate vice chancellor for finance, commended the Controller’s Office staff for the achieving the award.

A judging panel presents the CAFR award to recipients who meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals in the United States and Canada.

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Myra Goodwin
Myra Goodwin


Brandy Hampton
Brandy Hampton