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Nassau comptroller receives financial reporting award

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos’ office was recognized on Wednesday for “excellence in financial reporting” by the Government Finance Officers Association.

The Nassau comptroller’s office has won the award 28 consecutive years, including the past three with Maragos at the helm. Other counties, including Suffolk, also receive the award.

“During these difficult economic times, where municipalities all across our country are struggling to balance their budgets without raising taxes, it is an honor that the GFOA recognizes the excellent work the financial professionals in my office produce year after year,” Maragos said. “This award means that our financial statements have been judged by an impartial panel to meet the highest standards for accuracy.”

The award recognizes the work performed on the county’s 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. That report, issued in July, includes general-purpose financial statements and the independent auditor’s report prepared by Deloitte & Touché, LLP. 

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