Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17
Annual report 2016-17
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Annual Report 2016-17 | Department of Corporate and Information Services212 D ATA CEN TR E SERVICES FIN AN CIAL R EPO RT A financial instrument may be designated as at FVTPL upon initial recognition if: such designation eliminates or significantly reduces a measurement or recognition inconsistency that would otherwise arise; or the instrument forms part of a group of financial instruments, which is managed and its performance is evaluated on a fair value basis, in accordance with a documented risk management or investment strategy, and information about the grouping is provided internally on that basis; or it forms part of a contract containing one or more embedded derivatives, and AASB 139 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement permits the contract to be designated as at FVTPL. Financial liabilities at FVTPL include deposits held excluding statutory deposits, accounts payable and accrued expenses. Financial assets at FVTPL include short-term securities and bonds. Held-to-Maturity Investments Non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments and fixed maturity dates that the entity has the positive intent and ability to hold to maturity are classified as held-to-maturity investments. Held-to-maturity investments are recorded at amortised cost using the effective interest method less impairment, with revenue recognised on an effective yield basis. Loans and Receivables Loans and receivables are non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted inan active market other than those held for trading and available for sale. Loans and receivables exclude statutory receivables. Available-for-Sale Financial Assets Available-for-sale financial assets are those non-derivative financial assets, principally equity securities that are designated as available-for-sale or are not classified as any of the three preceding categories. After initial recognition available-for-sale securities are measured at fair value with gains or losses being recognised as a separate component of equity until the investment is derecognised or until the investment is determined to be impaired, at which time the cumulative gain or loss previously reported in equity is recognised in the Comprehensive Operating Statement. Financial Liabilities at Amortised Cost Financial instrument liabilities measured at amortised cost include all advances received, finance lease liabilities and borrowings. Amortised cost is calculated using the effective interest method. b) CREDIT RISK DCS has limited credit risk exposure (risk of default). In respect of any dealings with organisations external to government, DCS has adopted a policy of only dealing with credit worthy organisations and obtaining sufficient collateral or other security where appropriate, as a means of mitigating the risk of financial loss from defaults. The carrying amount of financial assets recorded in the financial statements, net of any allowances for losses, represents DCS maximum exposure to credit risk without taking account of the value of any collateral or other securityobtained.