The CRESA Finance Division provides vital support services for the agency in the areas of finance, budget, accounts payable/receivable, public records management, payroll and employee retirement plans. The program also provides staff support for the CRESA Administrative Board and the CRESA Management Team.
CRESA is audited annually by the Washington State Auditor’s Office in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.
CRESA’s finances are reviewed a by a five-member Finance Committee. The Finance Committee consists of financial representatives from Clark County, the City of Vancouver, Other cities in Clark County, fire districts within the County, and CRESA management staff. The group meets several times each year to review CRESA’s long-range financial plan, funding resources, equipment replacement, capital debt and ongoing operations. The Committee, in turn, submits their recommendations to the CRESA Administrative Board for consideration.