Online version of the 2012-13 Department of Health and Ageing Annual Report

2012-13 Financial Statements Process

Page last updated: 29 October 2013

The Department has a robust quality assurance framework to ensure that the annual financial statements are prepared in accordance with Finance Minister’s Orders and Australian Accounting Standards.

The Audit Committee has a key role within this framework; they provide independent advice to the Secretary on the preparation and the review of the financial statements. To assist the Audit Committee with this responsibility the Department continued the Financial Statements Sub-Committee. The Audit Committee endorsed the annual financial statements prior to signing by the Secretary and Chief Financial Officer.

The Department’s financial statements were audited by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO). An unmodified audit opinion was issued by the Auditor-General on the 13th September 2013.

Annual financial statements signing on 13th September 2013

Photograph of the signing of the Annual Financial Statements on 13th September 2013.

Standing left to right:

Anthony Howatson, Office of the Chief Financial Officer; Craig Boyd, Deputy Chief Financial Officer; Oliver Winder, Chair of the Audit Committee; Nicole McLay, Chief Financial Officer, TGA; Rahul Tejani, ANAO; Puspa Dash, ANAO

Sitting left to right:

John Barbeler, Chief Financial Officer; Professor Jane Halton PSM, Centenary Medal, Secretary; Ian McPhee PSM, Auditor-General; Dr Anthony Hobbs, Principal Medical Adviser, TGA