Vancouver, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA received its seventh consecutive clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) on April 6.

The audit period was from Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2016. No deficiencies were found.

“It takes the dedication of every single person that comes to work at the port to maintain this high level of integrity,” said port CEO Julianna Marler. “It’s evident that our staff cares deeply about accountability and compliance, and I couldn’t be more proud of the entire Port of Vancouver team.”

The SAO audits ports across Washington state each year, examining a wide range of programs and processes.

At the Port of Vancouver, the SAO focused on marine terminal revenue, cash receipts, procurement and contract compliance, disbursements, promotional hosting and payroll in 2016.

“The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) works hard to ensure transparency, access and accuracy in financial reporting,” said port Director of Finance and Accounting Scott Goodrich. “This is the second year in a row government organizations have been faced with more reporting standards from GASB, and as demonstrated by our audit, we continue to meet and exceed those standards.”

Click to read the port’s 2016 Accountability Audit Report and Audited Financial Statements.

The port will hold an audit workshop at the regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting on April 25. The workshop, which is open to the public, will cover the 2016 audit and several other internal and external audits in which the port engages.

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