COA Award

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program

Please Note: Our AMS System is not a single sign-on for all awards.

How to Develop a Report

Learning & Process

How to Navigate AMS

Ready to Apply

Winners & Reviewers

Winning Reports & Past Reviewers

About the Awards Management System

GFOA launched the Awards Management System (AMS) to streamline, process, and review applications for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (COA) program.

Please Note
Registering a government in the AMS is a one-time event. Once a government has registered, it will not need to do so again.

For logging in to the AMS, the government’s username is its GFOA member number followed by a dash and another single digit, usually the number 1. See FAQs for more information.
Emails from the AMS will come from Ask your IT department to add this email address to your “allow” list to ensure you receive password resets and other important emails about your COA submission.
When working in the AMS, please user a browser other than Internet Explorer.

Navigating the AMS

To submit an Application, view Application Status, File for an Extension, or Manage Your Government’s AMS Login:

To Register your Government in the AMS

Helpful Information for Submitting an Application

Helpful Information for Requesting an Extension

Helpful Information for Checking the Status of an Application

To Retrieve Results Document

New AMS Login Procedures