Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR Program)

How to Submit a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program

 

Email: Email one copy of the CAFR, the completed application and responses to prior year comments (if applicable) in PDF format to cafrprogram@gfoa.org. If the CAFR is too big to send, provide the precise hyperlink address to the specific page which contains the CAFR in the email. If payment will be made by check, indicate clearly in the email that payment will be sent separately. Also make sure the check indicates that it is payment for a CAFR review, and mail it accompanied by the application only. Finally, if a separate report is issued to demonstrate compliance at the legal level of budgetary control, either attach a pdf file of the report, or include a hyperlink to the report in the email. If the report cannot be sent electronically, provide a separate hard copy by mail.

Hardcopy: Mail 3 hard copies of the CAFR, 3 copies of responses to prior year comments (if applicable), 3 copies of the application, and a copy of the separate report that is issued to demonstrate compliance at the legal level of budgetary control (if applicable).

Mailing address:

Government Finance Officers Association
Certificate of Achievement Program
203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601

A fee is not required if this is your second year submission to the Program and the award was not granted in the immediate prior year for a report that was submitted to the Program for the first time.