ABERDEEN, Wash. - Public Utility District #1 of Grays Harbor County received good news during Wednesday’s exit conference with Washington State Auditors. For the thirteenth consecutive year, the District’s Accountability Audit and Financial Statement Audit were free of findings.
“We’re very proud of the long string of clean audits,” said Commission President Russ Skolrood. “It’s an indication of the hard work of a lot of people, especially our Chief Financial Officer Doug Streeter.”
The recently completed audit, which covered the 2012 fiscal year, examined the following areas: open public meetings, citizen concern, general revenue, internal controls, billing and receipting, travel disbursements, credit cards, procurement, energy rebate program, bond purchase, compensation of elected officials, and the District’s self-insurance program.
According to the auditor’s report, “In the areas we examined, the District’s internal controls were adequate to safeguard public assets. The District also complied with state laws and regulations and its own policies and procedures in the areas we examined.”
“We audit the District annually,” the report goes on. “The past 13 audits, including the current audit, are free of findings. This reflects the District’s commitment to maintain a strong financial system with sufficient internal controls.”
“I am very pleased with the results of the audit,” said Streeter. “I think the report shows the dedication that all employees have to protecting the ratepayers of Grays Harbor.”