Madison County Auditor Rick Faccin receives the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from Sandra Evans of the association at the Feb. 18 Madison County Board Meeting.
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Auditor Rick Faccin has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States.
The award was presented in recognition of the continued excellence in financial reporting and auditing practices of the Madison County Auditor’s Office. The award is the highest form of recognition possible for governmental accounting and financial reporting.
Madison County Board Chairman Alan J. Dunstan said Faccin has made a difference in county government.
“Rick Faccin has worked hard to reduce fraud and waste, he has assisted other government entities and departments in adhering to financial regulations and he has worked extremely hard on behalf of the people of Madison County,” Dunstan said.
The Certificate of Achievement program has been in operation since 1946. The purpose of the program is to encourage and assist governments to prepare financial reports of the highest quality for the benefit of the citizens and other parties with a vital interest in a government’s finances. The program has gained widespread recognition as the premier indicator of excellence in governmental accounting and financial reporting.
“I am particularly proud the Madison County Auditor’s Office is being honored in this manner because it recognizes that I and every member of my staff are working hard to protect the interests of the people of Madison County,” Faccin said. “It’s an honor to represent the people of Madison County.
“The awards and honors my office has been fortunate enough to receive substantiate our efforts to protect the taxpayers’ money,” he said.
A Democrat from Alton, Faccin was first elected auditor position in 2000, and was re-elected in 2004, 2008 and 2012. Prior to becoming auditor, Faccin served as the director of Catholic Charities in Alton for more than 22 years.
“My whole career has been dedicated to public service,” Faccin said.