Sept. 18, 2020
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Recently, the Chesterfield County Treasurer’s Office once again received its accreditation from the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia after rigorous review. The county has earned this accreditation since its inception.
“To achieve this honor year after year shows the dedication to excellence the Chesterfield Treasurer’s Office strives to maintain for its residents,” said Chesterfield Treasurer Rebecca Longnaker.
The Office Accreditation program is a voluntary professional certificate program overseen by the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia. Sixty-seven treasurer’s offices received accreditation this year.
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.
As part of the accreditation process, offices must successfully pass an outside audit with no findings of material weakness. 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.