March 24, 2015- Albany, GA- Albany Technical College was awarded the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting by the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts on March 5, 2015.

The award was established to recognize excellence in financial reporting and controls. It encourages governmental organizations to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and recognizes individual organizations that are successful in achieving this goal.

"Keeping accurate records and using good accounting practices assist Albany Tech to be good stewards of the resources provided for us and I commend Ms. Skates and her team for doing an excellent job," said Dr. Anthony O. Parker, President of Albany Technical College.

"We are very honored to receive this recognition for our FY2014 audit," said Kathleen Skates, Vice President of Administration for Albany Technical College. "Our financial staff does an excellent job to ensure that we are compliant with policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP)."

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Pictured (left to right): Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Board Chairman Joe Yarbrough; Karen Thomas, former Director of Accounting at Albany Technical College (currently Vice President of Administration at Columbus Technical College); Kathy Skates, Vice President of Administration at Albany Technical College; Dr. Anthony O. Parker, President of Albany Technical College; Tommy Harp, Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts; and TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin.