HPS Finance Earns Excellence Award

HPS Finance Earns Excellence Award
Posted on 06/28/2017
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ATTACHED Photo ID: (L-R)  HPS Superintendent, Dr. Robbie Adell (far left) and  Chair, HPS Board of Education, Reginald Hamilton (far right), join (L-R) Adam Steele,  Kathy Carpenter,  Chuck Gragg, and Marla Patton for the finance department recognition. (Not pictured, Chantel Causby and Angel Holland).



HPS Finance Earns

Excellence Award


The Finance Department of Hickory Public Schools was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.


The award was presented in recognition for the district’s comprehensive annual financial reporter (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and the attainment represents a significant accomplishment.


HPS has received the recognition for 26 consecutive years, according to Adam Steele, HPS director of finance and business. He stated the award is a testament to the on-going high standard of excellence and teamwork demonstrated by the finance department. “It takes every person in the department working together to get the job done effectively,” said Steele.


The CAFR was 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.


The HPS finance team was recognized by the HPS Board of Education for their achievement of excellence. Recognized employees from the Finance Department include: Adam Steele, director of finance and business; Kathy Carpenter, payroll; Chantel Causby, accounts payable; Chuck Gragg, purchasing, fixed assets and surplus property; Marla Patton, benefits and accountant; and Angel Holland, finance secretary.


The Government Finance Officers Association is a professional association serving the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices in Washington, D.C.


Congratulations to the HPS Finance Department!



(Post/photo by Beverly Snowden, HPS director of communications)


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