RD568 - Auditor of Public Accounts 2017 Annual Report
I am pleased to submit the 2017 Annual Report of the Auditor of Public Accounts, which primarily covers audits we completed from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. Through the audits we perform and the other activities in which our staff engage, we strive to provide unbiased, accurate information and sound recommendations to improve accountability and financial management of public funds. This Annual Report provides you with an overview of some of the more significant activities and results of audits from the past year. All of our reports are available on our agency website at www.apa.virginia.gov.
As detailed in our 2016 Annual Report, we finalized our 2015 through 2020 Strategic Plan in May 2016. Along with our new strategic plan, using a values-based leadership approach, we identified four core values that we believed best represented the Auditor of Public Accounts (Office) and staff. We have reflected throughout this report how we believe our Office demonstrated those values during the year.
I want to thank my staff for their hard work and dedication. They are key to the Office achieving its mission and accomplishing its work plan. For the fourth consecutive year, the Richmond Times-Dispatch recognized the Office as one of Richmond’s Top Workplaces due in no small part to the working environment espoused by my management team and staff.
Martha S. Mavredes, CPA