RD8 - Auditor of Public Accounts Annual Report – 2020

Executive Summary:

I am pleased to submit the 2020 Annual Report of the Auditor of Public Accounts, which primarily covers audits we completed from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. This Annual Report provides you with an overview of some of the more significant activities and results of audits from the past year. 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. We utilize a values-based leadership approach, identifying four core values that we believed best represent our Office and staff. We have reflected throughout this report how we believe our Office demonstrated those values during the year. All of our reports are available on our agency website at www.apa.virginia.gov.

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 seventh 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
Auditor of Public Accounts