Port of Vancouver USA Receives 12th Consecutive Clean Audit
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA received its 12th consecutive clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) on April 8, 2021. The audit period was from Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020.
No deficiencies were found.
“The results of this audit highlight the commitment the entire Port of Vancouver staff has to robust policies,” said Julianna Marler, CEO of the Port of Vancouver USA. “Our dedication to the responsible use of public resources coupled with strategic investments, long term customer partnerships and a diverse cargo mix propelled the port to a record year.”
The port reported a record-breaking year in 2020, with the highest returns in its 108-year history: revenues totaling $50 million — a 15 percent increase from the previous year.
“This was the second audit to be completed during the COVID-19 pandemic and we thank our finance staff for their hard work and preparation, as well as the auditors’ vigorous procedures,” said Marler.
The SAO audits ports across Washington state each year, examining a wide range of programs and processes.
At the Port of Vancouver, the SAO examined self-insurance; marine terminal revenue; payroll disbursements; procurement, including professional services, public works and accounts payable, including general disbursements and employee reimbursements; compliance with public work projects, including prevailing wages, change orders and retainage requirements; and IT security policies, procedures, practices and controls protecting financial systems and data.
The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com