Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Collier County Clerk’s Office Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Crystal K. Kinzel

Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Crystal K. Kinzel has proudly announced that her office has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  The award was bestowed upon the office in recognition of the clear financial reporting and “spirit of transparency and full disclosure” demonstrated in the 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) which was produced by the Clerk’s Finance and Accounting Department.

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment. However, this isn’t the first time that the Collier Clerk’s Office has received this honor; it’s been achieved every year since 1986.

“We take our stewardship of public funds very seriously, and we are honored to receive this prestigious award once again,” said Clerk Kinzel.  “Our goal with the CAFR is to provide transparent and thorough financial reporting to our citizens, and our finance team works hard to achieve that goal.”

The CAFR encompasses the entire financial operations of county government, and it serves as a valuable tool for assessing the county’s fiscal health and for long-term financial planning.  The 2019 CAFR is available for viewing on the Clerk’s website,

For more information, contact Mike Sheffield, Director of Community Relations and Outreach at or (239) 252-6879.

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