BARS keeper Alexandra Johnson to retire in October

Sep 30, 2020
Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy congratulates Assistant Audit Manager Alexandra Johnson on 28 years of service at the Office of the Washington State Auditor. Johnson is retiring Oct. 1.

Photo of Alexandra Johnson and Auditor McCarthy taken in May 2018

On October 29, 2020, Alexandra Johnson, Assistant Audit Manager for the Local Government Support Team and Queen of BARS, will retire.

Alexandra has dedicated over 30 years to public service in Washington, 28 of which were with the Office of the Washington State Auditor. During her career, Alexandra has played an important role in several internal, local, state, and national committees and associations, trainings, and projects, including the many phases of the Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting System (BARS) Manual restructures.

Alexandra's commitment to BARS, governmental financial reporting, and mentoring others has helped many auditors and local governments alike.

SAO will miss Alexandra's technical knowledge, dedication, and professionalism. We thank Alexandra for her valuable contributions to the State Auditor's Office and making a difference through public service.

If you would like to take a moment to sign the virtual retirement card for Alexandra, please do so by October 15. Click here to access the card: