Okaloosa tax collector’s office recognized for financial excellence

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Okaloosa County Tax Collector Ben Anderson

Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 02:00 PM.

The Florida Tax Collector Association has recognized the Okaloosa County Tax Collector Office with an Award of Excellence in Financial Operations.

The Tax Collector’s Office also received a Certificate of Merit for an audit clear of any findings. “Okaloosa is one of only four counties in the state to receive these two awards this year,” Michael C. Love, chairman of the awards program, said.

The Florida Tax Collector’s Inc., created the Excellence in Financial Operations Award in 2011 to recognize achievements and innovations in government finance. Since 2011, 20 of Florida’s Tax Collector Offices have earned the designation.

Judging criteria include these competency areas:

●Innovation and automation

●Annual audit report free of findings

●Customer focus; internal and external customers

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