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Grandview audit turns up squeaky clean

GRANDVIEW – The Washington State Auditor’s Office recently released its accountability audit report for the city of Grandview with no findings against the city.

The auditor’s office said the city’s financial statements and compliance with federal grant program requirements are clean for the ninth consecutive year.

This past September the auditor’s office released its financial statements and federal single audit report for 2012, identifying “…no deficiencies that we consider to be material weaknesses.”

The major federal program examined by the auditor’s office was a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $300,000.

The auditor’s office, in the September report, also stated, “In our opinion, the financial statements…present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position and results of operations of the city of Grandview.”

All told, the city of Grandview in 2012 expended approximately $1.3 million in federal funding. The funding included the Community Development Block Grant used for improvements to North Birch Street, as well other monies used on road improvement projects, law enforcement needs and construction of the Grandview Community Center.

The accountability audit report was an evaluation of internal controls for the activities of the city.

“The areas examined were those representing the highest risk of non-compliance, misappropriation or misuse,” said the auditor’s office. Those areas included third-party cash receipting, utility billings/cash receipting, bid compliance, general disbursements and cost allocation plans.

“The city’s internal controls were adequate to safeguard public assets,” said the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

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