Sandy Finance Director Arthur Hunter has earned top honors from a North American association of government finance officers for his work in preparing the city's annual financial report.

Hunter was presented with the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, which represents some 11,500 professionals.The city itself received the association's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the comprehensive annual financial report.

An impartial panel judged the report to have demonstrated a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" while meeting other standards set by the association.

The awards are the highest form of recognition in government accounting and financial reporting.