The Gold Standard in Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

For more than 45 years, the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE) has honored school districts for their high-quality Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.

Transparency and quality financial information are critical in today’s education environment, so there’s never been a better time to prepare a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and apply for the COE.

Preparing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Applying for the COE…

  • Show your community that your district is committed to transparent stewardship of public funds.
  • Improve your financial reporting with review comments from school finance professionals.
  • Are viewed by credit-rating agencies as positive factors in decision making.

Resources to Help Prepare Your Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Apply for the COE

Latest News

The GASB, in partnership with ASBO International, the GFOA, AICPA, and NASACT proposes a new name for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Stakeholders are asked to review this Exposure Draft regarding the proposed name change and provide input to the GASB by July 9, 2021.

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