VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA received its eighth consecutive clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) on April 5.

The audit period was from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017. No deficiencies were found.

“Finding no deficiencies year after year showcases the passion and integrity our staff have every day,” said CEO Julianna Marler. “We are deeply committed to accountability and transparency, and we’re proud to have yet another clean audit that demonstrates those values.”

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 procurement and contract compliance; lease revenues; safeguarding of fuel; tracking of small and attractive IT inventory assets; and payroll and financial condition.

“Three years ago, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) increased reporting standards for all government agencies,” said port Director of Finance and Accounting Scott Goodrich. “GASB works hard to ensure transparency, access and accuracy in financial reporting and we are proud to continue to not only meet but exceed those standards.”

Read the port’s full 2017 Accountability Audit Report and Financial Statements Audit Report.

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