Shoreline receives clean audits from State Auditor’s Office

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

From the City of Shoreline

Once again, the City has received a clean annual audit from the State Auditor’s Office. This year, the City’s Annual Audit covered the City’s 2015 Financial Statements, accountability, and federal grant compliance.

In addition to the annual audit, the City also received a final audit for the Transportation Benefit District (TBD). The TBD audit focused on accountability for the period 2012-2014. Both audits were “clean” with no material weaknesses, deficiencies, or misstatements noted.

The City’s annual audit is a critical part of City management and accountability. It provides the opportunity for independent validation of our processes and internal controls, and helps us to identify areas for improvement. This year’s areas for improvement, while not material, were primarily in the area of cash handling. The Administrative Services Department will work with other City departments to implement some minor procedural improvements for the future.

The audit reports are available on the State Auditor’s website.

While Shoreline has a long history of “clean” audits - we can’t take it for granted. Audits are hard work, requiring a lot of time and energy on the part of staff throughout the City, researching and responding to lots of questions.

And a clean audit is really the result of hard work on the part of all staff operating with integrity and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and policies in their day to day work throughout the year, which is ultimately reflected in our City’s annual Financial Statements.


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