Port of Vancouver USA Receives Clean 2013 Audit – News Release

Port Receives Clean 2013 Audit

On April 17, 2014 the Washington State Auditor’s Office released an official audit for the Port of Vancouver USA. The independent audit found the port to be in compliance in all areas of financial reporting, including federal laws and regulations. The Port of Vancouver was also the first port in Washington to complete its 2013 audit.

There were no findings of deficiencies or recommendations for improvement.

State Auditor Troy Kelley sent the 42-page report to port board of commissioners. In his letter Kelley stated, “The results of our tests disclosed no instances of noncompliance or other matters that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards.” The audit period was from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.

“I’m proud of the entire port team for their hard work, which is evidenced in the fact that the audit process only took 16 days,” said Jeff Estuesta, port director of finance. “This audit provides confirmation that the port is strategically and responsibly managing funding that comes from the state of Washington, the federal government, and our local taxpayers.”

The Washington State Auditor’s Office also examined the port’s internal controls and found that they “were adequate to safeguard public assets,” and that the port “also complied with state laws and regulations and its own policies and procedures in the areas we examined.”

To view complete copies of the audit reports, please visit the port’s website at http://www.portvanusa.com/news-releases/port-receives-clean-audit-report-2/

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 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.

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