11a. Memo

2022 Internal Audit Annual Report

AGENDA MEMORANDUM                        Item No.          11a 
BRIEFING ITEM                            Date of Meeting      January 24, 2023 
DATE:     January 6, 2022 
TO:        Stephen P. Metruck, Executive Director 
FROM:    Glenn Fernandes, Director, Internal Audit 
SUBJECT:  2022 Internal Audit Annual Report 
The purpose of this memo is to brief the Commission and the public on audits performed in the
2022 calendar year. The 2022 Audit Plan was approved at the December 9, 2021, Audit
Committee Meeting. 
Internal Audit has completed 17 audits and a special project in 2022. The audits identified 4 
High Risk, 19 Medium Risk, and 3 Low Risk issues for management action. The 17 completed
audits included a construction audit of the International Arrivals Facility that was performed
jointly with HPM, LLC, a contracted consulting firm. This audit report is still in draft format and
will be finalized for the April 2023 Audit Committee meeting. Implementation of the associated
recommendations  will  strengthen  internal  controls,  enhance  processes,  and  improve
efficiencies.  Internal  Audit  has  a  process  in  place  where  we  periodically  follow  up  on
recommendations and agreed upon management action plans to assure action is taken. This
process also relies on attestations from Management. Delinquent action plans are periodically 
brought to the Audit Committee’s attention. 
On December 11, 2007, the Port of Seattle (Port) Commission passed a motion, which resulted
in the creation of an independent and objective Internal Audit function. In discharging their
duty, the Internal Audit Director and his staff are accountable to the Audit Committee and to
the Executive Director. 
For 2022, Commissioner Cho chaired the Audit Committee and Commissioner Mohamed served
as the other commission member. Ms. Sarah Holmstrom, CPA, and a Finance Leader for
Amazon Web Services, served as the external member of the Audit Committee. The Audit
Committee serves as an arm of the Port Commission. 
Internal Audit conducts independent, objective, risk-based audits of the Port’s operations,
technology, activities, and vendors. Our audits add value by helping the Port achieve its mission

Template revised April 12, 2018.

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Meeting Date: January 24, 2023 
and contribute to:  financial  stewardship, accountability, transparency, governance, and
operational excellence. Internal Audit derives its authority from the Port Commission. 
Below is a list of audits completed by Internal Audit in 2022. These audits are categorized by
audit type. 
1)  ACH Payment Fraud1,2 
2)  Emergency Procurement 
3)  Federal Grant Administration – Aviation Division 
4)  South King County Community Impact Fund1,3 
Performance - Capital: 
5)  International Arrivals Facility 
6)  Interim Westside Fire Station 
7)  North Satellite Renovation and Extension Project 
8)  South Satellite Infrastructure Upgrade Project 
Information Technology: 
9)  T2 Airport Garage Parking System Replacement4 
10) Account Management (ICT)4 
11) Account Management (Aviation Maintenance)4 
12) Audit Log Management (ICT)4 
13) Audit Log Management (Aviation Maintenance)4 
14) Security Incident Response Management (ICT & Aviation Maintenance) 
Limited Contract Compliance: 
15) In-Ter-Space Services, Inc. DBA Clear Channel Airports 
16) Avis Budget Car Rental LLC 
17) The Hertz Corporation 
Special Project by Management Request: 
18) Cruise Season Rent Credit Review of Cruise Terminals of America5 
1 Highlighted audits have findings that are discussed in more detail to the Commission. 
2 This audit was added to respond to a known fraud that had occurred and to mitigate future fraud risk. 
3 The original audit title, “Community and Sustainability Initiatives,” per the 2022 Audit Plan, was updated as the
audit scope was further refined. 
4 Security Sensitive – Exempt from public disclosure per RCW 42.56.420; these will not be discussed. 
5 This was a focused analysis, not an audit, accordingly, Internal Audit issued a memo. 

Template revised September 22, 2016.

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Meeting Date: January 24, 2023 
(1)  Presentation slides 
December 9, 2021 – The Commission was briefed on 2021 completed audits. 
December 8, 2020 – The Commission was briefed on 2020 completed audits. 
December 10, 2019 – The Commission was briefed on 2019 completed audits. 

Template revised September 22, 2016.


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