Kishwaukee College was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial
Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and
Canada (GFOA) for the College’s comprehensive financial report for the Fiscal Year
The achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting
and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment
by Kishwaukee College and its management, according to GFOA.
Jill Hansen, Kishwaukee College Chief Financial Officer, and the Kishwaukee College
Business Office were cited for their work compiling the Annual Comprehensive Financial
Report (ACFR). Each year, Kish submits its ACFR to GFOA for review and evaluation
by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating
a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate Kish’s financial
story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.
“The ACFR allows the public to assess the economic condition of Kishwaukee College
with full transparency because the report goes well beyond minimum financial reporting
requirements,” Hansen said.
Kish has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
every year since first submitting an ACFR in 2012.
“This recognition showcases the fiscal stability and transparency Kishwaukee College
offers to the community it serves,” said Bob Johnson, Kishwaukee College Board Chair.
“The efforts of Jill Hansen and our Business Office are exceptional and greatly appreciated
by College leadership and our constituents.”
GFOA provides best practices, professional development, resources and practical research
for more than 21,000 members working in federal, state and local finances. To learn
more about Kishwaukee College, visit www.kish.edu.