City Completes 2019 Financial Audit

City Completes State Accountability and Financial Audits for 2019
Posted on 03/01/2023
PULLMAN, WA—The City of Pullman completed accountability and financial audits with the
Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) for 2019, and has appropriately accounted for all monies.

The State Auditor wrote, “We issued an unmodified opinion on the fair presentation of the
City’s financial statements in accordance with its regulatory basis of accounting.” The SAO also reported no significant deficiencies regarding the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting.

The SAO noted one finding in its report that the City both acknowledges and believes to be
resolved. The finding stems from the City’s 2019 pivot from an accrual basis, or GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), to a cash basis accounting method.

Despite the finding, the City proved balanced financial statements and all monies are accounted for.

The City of Pullman understands the SAO’s stance and welcomes the opportunity to consider any recommended change that would help strengthen internal controls and avoid future issues.

Under new leadership, the Finance Department remains confident and committed to producing timely, accurate, and complete financial statements.

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Jeff Elbracht
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