Okatie, SC (March 27, 2012) – Beaufort – Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the US and Canada (GFOA) in honor of its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. This is the eighth consecutive year that BJWSA has received the award.

“Receipt of this award shows the commitment our staff has made to fiscal responsibility and total transparency as a public organization ,” said Sarah Linkimer, BJWSA’s controller. Ken Griffin, BJWSA’s general manager, added “the CAFR is an excellent tool for telling BJWSA’s financial story of sound planning and smart money management. I encourage all of our customers to read it to learn a little more about us.”

BJWSA has prepared a CAFR for every year the past eight years. Information about BJWSA’s CAFR, including an electronic version of the document, can be found online at www.bjwsa.org .