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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


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