Anoka-Hennepin Finance Department honored for 10th straight year

Anoka-Hennepin’s finance team received a “Certificate of Excellence” for 10 years in a row. Pictured in the front row are John Koehler and Renee Rodewald. Pictured in the back row (left to right) are Bernice Humnick, Eva Marquis, Michelle Vargas, Kim Mattson, and Denise Zurbey.

Anoka-Hennepin’s finance team received a “Certificate of Excellence” for 10 years in a row. Pictured in the front row are John Koehler and Renee Rodewald. Pictured in the back row (left to right) are Bernice Humnick, Eva Marquis, Michelle Vargas, Kim Mattson, and Denise Zurbey.

Because of the high-quality work of Anoka-Hennepin’s Finance Department, the school district has received the Association of School Business Official’s (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for fiscal year 2011. This is the 10th year in a row the school district has received this award, which honors organizations for high standards for financial reporting and accountability.

The Certificate of Excellence award confirms the school business office’s commitment to financial accountability and transparency. Recognition through the program can help strengthen a district’s presentation for bond issuance statements and promotes a high level of financial reporting.

John Koehler, director of finance, said receiving the award 10 years in a row is an honor.

“It is very gratifying to see the committed and professional business services staff at Anoka-Hennepin recognized for their integrity and superior accounting practices,” Koehler said. “This further demonstrates to the public the district’s dedication to the proper use and reporting of the funds with which it is entrusted.”

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