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2/7/2017Auditor finds Port of Seattle paid extra compensation to employees

​​​State Auditor Pat McCarthy issued a press release today on the annual accountability audit report findings for the Port of Seattle. Read the full press release here.

4/18/2016Statement from Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte on the Governor's budget veto

​Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte today issued a statement regarding a veto by Governor Inslee that will avoid a $10 million reduction in the Office’s Performance Audit function. Read the full news release here.

3/30/2016Statement from Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte on reductions in Performance Audit funding

​Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte today issued the following statement regarding the supplemental state budget passed by the Legislature which will result in the elimination of audits, canceling of contracts, and audit staff layoffs. ​Read the full press ​release here.

2/24/2016Deputy State Auditor Jutte on proposed budget cuts

​Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte issued a statement today regarding the supplemental budget proposed by the state Senate today. Read the full press release here.

2/23/2016Jan Jutte letter to House leadership

House proposed budget undermines independence of performance audit program, writes Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte. Read the full letter here.

12/17/2015Statement from Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte on the proposed budget

​Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte expressed "deep concern" over Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed budget today, which sweeps $10 million from the dedicated performance audit fund. It would spend nearly two-thirds of the performance audit government account on efforts other than the State Auditor's Office performance audit work. Read the statement.

12/8/2015Statement from Troy Kelley

​News release on his return to the State Auditor's Office. Read the release (PDF, 76 kb)

9/21/2015Accountability Audit: First public charter school audit

Key policies and procedures regarding finances and lines of responsibility should be established to improve accountability at Washington's first charter school, this accountability audit found.
Click here for the news release. For more information and to read the full audit report click here.

8/5/2015Local government audit rate increased
The Washington State Auditor's Office will adjust its local government hourly billing rate from the current $88.50 to $93.00, effective January 1, 2016. Please click here to read the full letter on this increase.
7/7/2014Audit Connection Summer 2014

​We published the summer edition of our Audit Connection Newsletter. Articles include tips on using BARS online, local government recognitions, upcoming audit focus areas, safe data disposal and cyber-security, GASB pension standards news, and a report on recent small water systems workshops.

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