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Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17

Details:

Title

Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report; Annual report

Date

2017

Notes

Made available by the Library & Archives NT via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services -- Periodical

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report; Annual report

Volume

2016/2017

File type

application/pdf

ISSN

1835-2332

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/304926

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/361114

Page content

Annual Report 2016-17 | Department of Corporate and Information Services226 APPEN D ICES NT Fleet Interim Financial Statements Audit 2016-17 AUDIT OBJECTIVE: To facilitate the end of year audit of the NT Fleet financial statements required by section 10 of the Financial Management Act; identify and examine any significant new issues impacting on the audit for the year ended 30 June 2017; and in accordance with section 13 of the Audit Act, address any control and compliance issues arising from an examination of the accounts and records. AUDIT OUTCOME: The accounting and internal procedures relating to NT Fleets activities were found to be generally satisfactory. No matters were identified. ACTION: No action required. IT Control Environment Review AUDIT OBJECTIVE: To understand the Information Technology (IT) risks and test the internal controls within the IT environment at Data Centre Services. Activities in scope for the audit included: testing of controls relating to the Business Continuity Planning across DCIS testing the design and operating effectiveness of key controls over the management of network security. AUDIT OUTCOME: No matters were identified during the audit. ACTION: No action required. PIPS Controls Compliance Audit for the year ended 30 June 2017 AUDIT OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is reasonable assurance that there are satisfactory internal controls in respect of the PIPS payroll and leave recording functions provided to agencies. AUDIT OUTCOME: Subject to the exceptions listed, the audit procedures performed revealed that generally there are satisfactory internal controls in respect of the PIPS payroll and leave recording functions provided to agencies. One matter was identified: Internal control procedures performed by Employment Services and Payroll could be enhanced. ACTION: Education and awareness activities have resulted in a reduction in instances of exceptions identified from the previous audit. Internal control procedures are being reviewed to ensure the correct practice is reflected. Agency Compliance Audit for the year ended 30 June 2017 AUDIT OBJECTIVE: To examine selected aspects of the systems in use in DCIS that are intended to ensure that requirements set down in the Treasurers Directions Part 3, Section 1, and by the Procurement Directions, are adhered to, with the objectives of obtaining reasonable assurance that those particular requirements are being achieved. AUDIT OUTCOME: The accounting and control procedures examined provide reasonable assurance that Accountable Officers responsibilities will be met if those systems continue to operate in the manner identified in the audit. One instance of non-compliance with the Treasurers Directions was observed in relation to Property, Plant and Equipment where the fixed assets register report did not include three fields listed in the Treasurers Directions. ACTION: An asset stocktake has been completed. The agencys Fixed Assets Register has been modified and meets the requirements of the Treasurers Directions.


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