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State Auditor Reports 20th Consecutive Clean Financial Audit of the Port of Everett

Date: Jul 13, 2017
Everett, Wash. – The Washington State Auditor’s Office has reported another clean audit report for the Port of Everett, marking two decades of consecutive clean audits with no findings. 

“I’m proud of our Port team,” Port of Everett CEO Les Reardanz said. “Clean audits 20 years in a row is a remarkable milestone that wouldn’t have been possible but for the strong leadership of our former CEO John Mohr, our financial team led by former Chief Financial Officer Karen Clements and current CFO John Carter, and the commitment to fiscal responsibility by all Port staff.”

Representatives from the Washington State Auditor’s Office visited the Port in April 2017 to review financial documents from the period of January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. The scope of the audit focused on review of financial statements and accountability in five primary areas: financial condition, self-insurance, Open Public Meetings Act compliance, payroll system review and accounts payable process.
The Washington State Auditor’s Office audits the Port of Everett annually to ensure the Port is being fiscally accountable, transparent, and complying with laws and regulations.

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