OCC Receives Two National Awards for Financial Management Reporting

Oakland Community College’s Financial Team Best in Class, Again

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded OCC with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fifth consecutive year.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a governmental entity and its management. OCC is one of only two community colleges in Michigan to earn this honor. The GFOA also awarded OCC an Award for Outstanding Achievement for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The PAFR is used to provide taxpayers with a readily accessible and easily understandable reporting of the College’s finances.


“The GFOA awards validate our commitment to meticulous financial reporting, and our drive to provide transparent, accessible information about the resources entrusted to us by the community,” said Peter Provenzano, OCC Chancellor. “OCC provides exceptional value for students seeking a quality post-secondary education. These reports underscore that value and our accountability to the community we serve.”

Bobbie Remias, OCC Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, said these reports uniquely tell OCC’s financial story in words and images, representing how far the College has come and where it plans to go in the coming years. “We take great pride in providing the community with a set of transparent, accessible financial documents which keep our financial stakeholders informed and closer to our vision,” she said.

To view the reports, visit https://oaklandcc.edu/about/transparency-at-occ/default.aspx.

About Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C.

About OCC

Offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates, OCC is Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college and No. 1 transfer institution in the state. The College provides academic, career training and enriching experiences, designed to empower students to reach their potential and enhance our community. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.


Media Contact: OCC Marketing & Communications | 248.341.2020 | contactus@oaklandcc.edu