RD25 - Auditor of Public Accounts 2021 Annual Report

Executive Summary:

I am pleased to submit the 2021 Annual Report of the Auditor of Public Accounts (APA), which primarily covers audits we completed from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. 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 believe 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 our staff for their hard work and dedication. I especially appreciate their support during this year of transition as I assumed my new role as the Auditor of Public Accounts. Our staff are key to the Office achieving its mission and accomplishing its work plan. For the eighth consecutive year, the Richmond Times-Dispatch recognized the Office as one of Richmond’s Top Workplaces. In addition, our Office underwent a peer review of the system of quality control over the work we perform and received the highest rating of pass, with no issues rising to the level of a deficiency or finding related to the work reviewed. All of these accomplishments are due, in no small part, to the working environment and commitment to quality advocated by our management team and staff.

Staci A. Henshaw
Auditor of Public Accounts