Ascension Parish has been awarded the certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for 2014.

“The Parish of Ascension has worked diligently over the past several years toward achieving this recognition, with this representing the seventh consecutive year receiving this distinguished designation,” Parish President Kenny Matassa said.

The award is given through the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and is considered the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, a news release said.