The City of Washougal is pleased to announce that for the 13th year in a row, the City has received clean accountability and financial audits for FY 2022 from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. In several selected areas, the report found that city operations complied, in all material respects, with applicable state laws, regulations, and its own policies, and provided adequate controls over the safeguarding of public resources.
“This accomplishment is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team at the City, especially the Finance Department,” commented Finance Director Daniel Layer. “I extend my sincere gratitude to the State Auditor's Office for their rigorous examination and commitment to ensuring accountability and transparency in local government. We appreciate their efforts in promoting efficient and effective use of public resources.”
Independent audits provide essential accountability and transparency for City operations. This information is valuable to management, the governing body and public stakeholders when assessing the government’s stewardship of public resources. The independent audit reports on the City’s compliance with applicable requirements.
City of Washougal Finance Department management is responsible for ensuring compliance and adequate safeguarding of public resources from fraud, loss or abuse. This includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal controls relevant to these objectives.
The Washington State Auditor's Office independently serves the citizens of Washington by promoting accountability, fiscal integrity, and openness in state and local government. Working with these governments and with citizens, the office strives to ensure the efficient and effective use of public resources.
The community is invited to review the detailed financial reports from the State Auditor’s Office on our website by visiting https://cityofwashougal.us/Finance.
The Washington State Auditor's Office makes all audit reports since 2005 available for search and download as PDFs at https://sao.wa.gov/reports-data/audit-reports.
For questions and more information contact Daniel Layer, Finance Director at email@example.com or 360-835-8501, ext. 503.