Treasurer’s office receives accreditation

Published 8:30 am Thursday, August 25, 2022

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The Charlotte County Treasurer’s office has been accredited by the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia (TAV).

This is the tenth year in a row that the office has reached accreditation.

While it is not required for any treasurer’s office to be accredited, receiving accreditation acknowledges that the office meets the statewide best practices for performance in treasury management.

“This accreditation was accomplished with the assistance of a dedicated staff,” said Charlotte County Treasure Patricia Berkeley. “I am grateful to the staff for all they do every day.”

As part of the accreditation process, offices must successfully pass an outside audit with no material weakness findings.

The rigorous accreditation process also requires proof of continuing education, such as attendance of an ethics course by the treasurer (or a principal officer) and educational requirements for all staff. Accredited offices are required to have written policies in place addressing areas such as personnel, customer service, and delinquent collections.

“These offices have met the highest standards of excellence and integrity measured by our association,” says Treasurers’ Association President Dinah Babb.

The Office Accreditation program is a voluntary professional certificate program overseen by the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia. Seventy-five treasurer’s offices received accreditation this year.