26 September 2023

Auditor ticks approval for ACT Agencies

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ACT Government Agencies have continued to meet their reporting responsibilities according to a financial audit by the Auditor-General, with all but one receiving unmodified reports on their financial statements.

In his report 2021-22 Financial Audits Overview, the Auditor-General Michael Harris said the ACT Agencies met their responsibilities by accurately presenting their financial and operating performances to the Legislative Assembly and community in their financial statements and statements of performance, included in annual reports.

“Agency staff have continued to work constructively with the Audit Office during the audit process to further improve the quality and timeliness of their financial statements and statements of performance,” Mr Harris said.

“Any corrections made as part of this process ensures that readers are provided with accurate and timely information,” he said.

“Almost all ACT Government Agencies made the required corrections to their financial statements and statements of performance during the audit process.”

Mr Harris said that while a modified audit report was issued on Cemeteries and Crematoria Authority’s financial statements, all other reporting Agencies were issued with unmodified reports on their financial or performance statements in 2021-22.

“This means that the ACT community can have confidence that they are provided with accurate and reliable information in these statements,” the Auditor-General said.

“The overall quality of statements of performance submitted by reporting agencies to the Audit Office remained high in 2021-22 with 97 per cent (29 of 30) of statements of performance prepared by reporting agencies rated as good or satisfactory,” he said.

“Overall, given the high quality of statements of performance submitted to the Audit Office in a timely manner, the risk of non-compliance with the whole-of-Government timetable and modification of the limited assurance report is low.”

The Auditor-General’s 27-page Report can be accessed at this PS News link.

Mr Harris named his Audit Team for the report as Adrita Inam, Ajay Sharma, Avnita Nand, Benjamin Fradd, Chris Huang, Claire Wu, Danyer Lu, David O’Toole, Edward Kasamba, Ehmar Nazir, Elaine Zhang, Elizabeth Royds, Grace Li, Jatin Singh, Jay Lampos, Jaynesh Parbhu, Jessica Li, Jun Liu, Karen Phong, Linh Vu, Muhammad Shoaib, Nina Espina, Philip Mini, Rebecca Feng, Rosario San Miguel, Saman Mahaarachchi, Samina Khatoon, Shayal, Shivani, Shona Virdi, Sineka Samarathunga, Sonam Rabgay Stella Pakpahan, Subramaniam Arulmugavarathan, Tehmina Mazhar, Tim Larnach, Udith Waleboda, and Wayne Roche.

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