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July 5, 2014

Gainesville CPA honored by professional organization

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — One CPA from Gainesville was among those honored during the annual Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) meeting held in Norman, Okla.

OSCPA recognized Daniel W. Parker with a 40-year award certificate and a lapel pin for his membership and dedication to both the organization and to the accounting profession. Parker is the finance director with the City of Gainesville.

Parker became an OSCPA member while he was on staff at Oklahoma State University. He started in governmental finance accounting in 1963.

Parker is also a member of the Texas Society of CPA - Dallas Chapter.

“I’ve always been involved with governmental finance accounting and served on national and state office boards,” Parker said. “Serving on boards has helped me to help the city with new accounting requirements for the city.”

Parker gave credit to Gainesville CPA’s Schalk and Smith who audit the city’s finances.

“It requires a lot of time on their part for the work they do for the city,” Parker said. “New federal legislation impacts the city more than what one would think, especially the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements.”

Parker’s work has been recognized by the Texas State Comptroller’s Office by awarding the City of Gainesville with its Platinum Leadership Circle Award for Transparency in Financial Reporting.

Gainesville received a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for 22 consecutive years and received the distinguished budget presentation award for four consecutive years by the Government Finance Officers Association.

With more than 6,500 members in public practice, industry, government and education, the OSCPA is Oklahoma’s only statewide professional association of CPAs. Since 1918, the organization has continued to provide professional education, conduct quality reviews and promote and maintain high standards of integrity and competence within the accounting profession.

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