VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA received its tenth consecutive clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) on April 4.

The audit period was from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018. No deficiencies were found.

“I’m incredibly proud of the hard work of our Port of Vancouver staff,” said CEO Julianna Marler. “Receiving 10 consecutive clean audits is no small feat. It truly demonstrates the integrity of our team and our continued dedication to accountability and responsible use of public resources.”

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 award of contracts on an emergency basis; and accounts payable, including general disbursements, credit cards and employee reimbursements.

Read the port’s full 2018 Accountability Audit Report and Financial Statements Audit Report.

The port also recently passed a review related to a 2016 FEMA grant. The review looked for compliance in internal controls, grants and payment management, budget and procurement. This was an independent review unrelated to the port’s annual financial and accountability audit.

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