TAMPA, Fla.—Port Tampa Bay is pleased to announce its fourteenth consecutive year of recognition for excellence in financial reporting. The port authority has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the 2013 fiscal year, from the Government Financial Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals.
The certificate underscores high standards in the area of governmental accounting and reporting, as well as a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” in its communication methodology. The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, telling the port authority’s financial story and motivating interested parties to read the comprehensive document.
“We are pleased to share the great news of another solid year of financial reporting, which has become a welcome annual occurrence for the port authority. This recognition results from a concerted effort toward fiduciary responsibility by our very dedicated port management team,” Paul Anderson, Port Tampa Bay president and CEO, said.
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About Port Tampa Bay
Port Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest port and the largest economic engine in west central Florida, supporting nearly 80,000 jobs and generating almost $15 billion in annual economic impact. In addition to being a top 10 U.S. cruise port, the port handles a wide array of bulk, break bulk, containers and roll-on/roll-off cargoes, and is a major shipbuilding and repair center. The port was recently voted “Simply the Best” for world-class customer service in a Logistics Management Magazine reader poll. For more information, visit www.portTB.com.