(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the state auditor shall
annually audit the statewide combined financial statements prepared by the office
of financial management and make post-audits of state agencies. Post-audits of state agencies shall be made at such periodic intervals as is determined
by the state auditor. Audits of combined financial statements shall include determinations as to the validity
and accuracy of accounting methods, procedures and standards utilized in their preparation,
as well as the accuracy of the financial statements themselves. A report shall be made of each such audit and post-audit upon completion thereof,
and one copy shall be transmitted to the governor, one to the director of financial
management, one to the state agency audited, one to the joint legislative audit and
review committee, one each to the standing committees on ways and means of the house
and senate, one to the chief clerk of the house, one to the secretary of the senate,
and at least one shall be kept on file in the office of the state auditor. A copy of any report containing findings of noncompliance with state law shall be
transmitted to the attorney general and shall be subject to the process provided in
(2) Audits of the department of labor and industries must be coordinated with the
audits required under RCW 51.44.115 to avoid duplication of audits.
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