For the eighth year in a row, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded the town of Miami Lakes a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting. The town won the latest award last year and the finance team recently received it. To earn the recognition, they exceeded generally accepted accounting principles while preparing the municipality’s comprehensive annual financial report, the town said. The award also recognizes transparency in financial reporting and writing readable documents. Pictured above, left to right are Ismael Diaz, chief financial officer; Mayor Manny Cid; Town Manager Edward Pidermann; Controller Kay Grant; Ruth Queiro, accounting technician; Melissa Hernandez, budget manager and Sara Dominguez, accountant. Photo: Town of Miami Lakes, courtesy.