The Division of Finance is under the supervision of the Comptroller, Ms. Pelma Palik. The Division consists of four staff members; namely, Nora Skilling as Senior Accountant, Patricia Iehsi and Shirlynn Pelep are Accountants and Edward Johnny is an Account Technician.
The Division is responsible for providing reliable financial statements, reports and records; instituting internal control procedures; handling cash receipts and collections; processing of disbursements; preparing payroll; monitoring expenses against budget; providing financial and accounting services to board, management, employees and clients; and performing other works related to accounting, finance and budget.
Deloitte and Touché, an independent external auditor, performs the financial audit for fiscal year 2011 beginning October 01, 2010 to September 30th, 2011. The independent auditor’s report issued by Deloitte and Touché expresses an unqualified opinion to the financial position of Pohnpei Port Authority, as of September 30, 2011 and 2010, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. An unqualified opinion is the best opinion that an auditor can render in an audit of a financial statement.