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Crawford & Associates, P.C. has earned an international, national and statewide reputation second to none in the area of governmental accounting and consulting. Since our humble beginning is 1984, the firm has grown to be recognized as a well-respected leader in the state and local government arena. In this section of our blog, we'll post news and updates about our company, its associates, and activities.

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Crawford & Associates was blessed with the opportunity to once again return to lovely San Juan, Puerto Rico and conduct the 2017 Crawford Government Learning Program, co-sponsored by the Puerto Rico Society of CPAs and the local firm of CPA Diaz Martinez. This two-day conference was filled with a variety of state and local government accounting and auditing training sessions in addition to an interactive session on Professional Ethics and Moral Behavior. Speaking at the conference this year were Frank Crawford, Mike Crawford, Marcy Twyman, Brenda Wright and Chris Pembrook. The Crawford & Associates gang were also treated to an evening reception with the group to enjoy drinks and island goodies on the terrace of the Sheraton Old San Juan. Our thanks go out to our great friends at CPA Diaz Martinez, especially Soane for all her help, and to the CPA Society for hosting us once again! It also didn't hurt that the rest of the Crawford & Associates work family joined us after the conference for a week-long cruise of the Southern Caribbean leaving out of San Juan!

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On October 21, 2016, the Crawford & Associates staff participated in the Oklahoma Society of CPA's annual Day of Service - an annual statewide outreach event where CPA's around the state take some time off to volunteer for a variety of worthy causes. This year, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to assist in the event set up for the 2016 Project31 - Breast Cancer Survivor Gala held in Oklahoma City. Project31 was created by two-time breast cancer survivor Sarah McLean to help women and their families work through the emotional scars left behind by breast cancer. Participating in the volunteer effort from the firm and pictured above with Sarah from left to right were Justin Kersey, Candy Dow, Mike Crawford, Andrea Depee, Debbie Crawford (a breast cancer survivor), Andres Nunez, and Marcy Twyman. Thanks to the OSCPA, Sarah and Project31, and the Crawford & Associates staff who were part of this rewarding endeavor.

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In September 2016, Crawford & Associates' retired Chairman, Mike Crawford was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials in recognition of his contributions to the betterment of municipal government in the State of Oklahoma. The Hall of Fame was formed in 1999 to recognize individuals for outstanding achievements and contributions to Oklahoma local government. To be selected, an honoree must make significant contributions to cities and towns, through their positive spirit of public service, with unquestioned ethics. Mike was honored for having been instrumental in the development and passage of many of the state laws applicable to Oklahoma municipalities, including the Municipal Budget Act, and for his long-term efforts to educate and train city and town clerks, treasurers and financial officials. He is the first CPA to be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials. Click here to see the Induction Ceremony booklet reference to Mike.

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On July 7, 2016, the USA Today published an article entitled Puerto Rico Debt Crisis is a Lesson for Guam. One of the sources of information used in the article was Crawford & Associates Performeter® financial analysis tool. Each year, the firm prepares a Performeter® analysis on the financial health and performance of the various nations and territories that comprised the former trust territories of the US. This financial analysis by the firm is used by the US Department of Interior to assist them in monitoring the financial management of these nations and territories. We are proud to be a part of the financial management process of these entities and also proud to see The Performeter® being effectively used in the process.

In August 2016, Performeter® results were also the basis for two news articles in Saipan and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands regarding the financial health and performance of the CNMI government. Click here to see these articles.

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The Crawford & Associates staff were pleased to participate in the OSCPA 2015 CPA Day of Service this past October. While our involvement was not as we had planned, we were nonetheless pleased to be able to contribute to this statewide effort. Our staff was scheduled to work on the designated day of service at the OKC Regional Food Bank similar to last year where we would help prepare meals; however, we were contacted the day previous to our scheduled work day and informed the Food Bank had to unexpectedly close that day. That did not deter us though from getting involved in another way. We went out and purchased over 60 pounds of cereal and then dropped the boxes by the Food Bank. Thanks to the OSCPA for coordinating this annual event and giving statewide CPAs the opportunity to get involved in community service statewide.

(Pictured above from left to right: Dwayne Tate, Tammy Hunt, Mike Crawford, and Chris Pembrook) 

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Latest Blog Postings: Governmental Accounting & Crawford CPAs

2017 Legislative Session
Laws Chat
Another  legislative session has come to an end and with it comes several new laws of interest to municipal finance, municipal court, and City Clerks....
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GASB Updates
Accounting Chat
A “lot of water has gone under the bridge”, so to speak, since we last talked about GASB pronouncements.  In case you didn’t know, I’m a huge Thunder ...
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2017 Crawford Government Training Program in Puerto Rico Another Great Success
Crawford Chat
Crawford & Associates was blessed with the opportunity to once again return to lovely San Juan, Puerto Rico and conduct the 2017 Crawford Government ...
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Crawford & Associates Staff Participate in 2016 CPA Day of Service
Crawford Chat
On October 21, 2016, the Crawford & Associates staff participated in the Oklahoma Society of CPA's annual Day of Service - an annual statewide outrea...
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Mike Crawford Inducted into Oklahoma Municipal Government Hall of Fame
Crawford Chat
In September 2016, Crawford & Associates' retired Chairman, Mike Crawford was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials in ...
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