South Suburban College Receives Accounting Award

SSC Chairman Frank M. Zuccarelli and College Treasurer Tim Pollert
Pictured from left to right: SSC Chairman Frank M. Zuccarelli accepts the COE accounting award from college Treasurer Tim Pollert at their January meeting of the Board of Trustees.

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL– The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded South Suburban College with a Certificate of Excellence (COE) in Financial Reporting for its preparation and issuance of a school system comprehensive annual report for Fiscal Year 2013. This represents the 24th consecutive year SSC has received the award for financial reporting. SSC Treasurer Tim Pollert presented the COE to SSC Chairman Frank M. Zuccarelli at the college’s January board meeting.

“This award is a reflection of our efforts to be fiscally responsible for the benefit of our students and taxpayers,” said Chairman Zuccarelli. “It is an honor and distinction to receive the COE 24 years in a row. I would like to thank our administration and staff, especially our Business & Accounting Department and Treasurer Tim Pollert for their hard work.”

The COE award is one of the highest recognitions a college can receive for their audited financial statements, confirming the school’s commitment to financial accountability and transparency. ASBO, founded in 1910, is a professional association of more than 5,000 members that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.

SSC Treasurer Tim Pollert added, “This is the gold standard for financial reporting. Not only is it a feather in our cap as an institution, it also can be quantified with the college’s ability to get more favorable interest rates such as when issuing bonds. I would like to sincerely thank the board for their clear guidance and support over the years.”

For more information on the COE award, visit ASBO’s website: