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File #: 21-160    Version: 1
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/23/2021 Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action:
Title Search: Consider a resolution acknowledging receipt of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.
Attachments: 1. 040621_FY 2019-20 CAFR Receipt Resolution, 2. 040621_FY 2019-20 CAFR Final
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To:                     Mark R. Hafner, City Manager

From:                     Aaron Rector, Director of Administrative Services

Subject:                     

Title

Consider a resolution acknowledging receipt of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

Body

 

Background:                     

The City of Keller is required by §103.001 of the Texas Local Government Code and Section 8.15 of the City of Keller Charter to have an annual financial audit by an independent accounting firm. §103.003 of the state code and Section 8.15 of the city charter requires the annual financial statement, including the auditor’s opinion, to be provided to each member of City Council and placed on file at the City as a public record.

City management is responsible for completeness, reliability and accuracy of financial reports for the auditors to test and give their opinion on.  The auditors base their opinion on the reasonableness on the City’s financial statements and internal controls.  The resulting audit report or Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is prepared through the cooperative efforts of the City Finance Department and Weaver, L.L.P.  The auditor’s opinion is found on page 1 and is favorable. 

The CAFR represents the completion of the fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 budget process that began approximately two years ago when the departments began preparing their initial budget requests.  The General Fund variance of final Actuals to final Budget is on page 64, reflecting positive variances for both revenues and expenditures.

A draft CAFR was presented to the Finance Committee on Friday, March 23, 2021.  The final CAFR includes adjustments related to comments from the committee meeting and minor formatting changes.  On March 31, 2021, the CAFR was submitted to the Government Finance Officer Association (GFOA) for the Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award review and to the city’s investment advisor for compliance with continuing disclosure requirements.  The City has submitted past CAFRs to the GFOA’s Excellence in Financial Reporting program for the past 31 years (FY 1988-89 through 2018-19).  It is the City’s expectation that the September 30, 2020 CAFR will be awarded its 32nd consecutive certificate.

A CPA partner will be presenting a summary of audit findings at the City Council meeting.  They will communicate directly on any governance matters that are significant and relevant to the responsibilities of those charged with governance in overseeing our financial reporting process.

 

Financial Impact:                     

Not applicable.

 

Citizen Input/Board Review:                     

The Finance Committee reviewed the report with the auditor on March 23, 2021.  

 

Legal Review:                       

Not applicable.

 

Alternatives:                     

City Council has the following alternatives:                       

-                     Approve as submitted

-                     Approve with changes

-                     Denial

 

Council Action:                     

Consider a resolution acknowledging receipt of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.