Online version of the 2014-15 Department of Health Annual Report

2014-15 Financial Statements Process

Page last updated: 16 October 2015

The Department has a robust quality assurance framework to ensure that the annual financial statements are prepared in accordance with Public Governance, Performance & Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015 and Australian Accounting Standards.

The Audit and Risk 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 8th September 2015.