Annual Report 2017-2018 OmbudsmanNT
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101 APPENDIX B FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OMBUDSMANS OFFICE FINANCIAL REPORT FINANCIAL STATEMENT OVERVIEW For the year ended 30 June 2018 The Ombudsmans role is to give people a timely, effective, efficient, independent, fair and free way of investigating, and dealing with complaints about, administrative actions of public authorities and the conduct of police officers, and to improve the quality of decision-making and administrative practices in public authorities. During 2017-18 the net result for the Ombudsmans Office was a surplus of $161,000. Savings were made in general administrative expenses and employee expenses due to delay in ongoing appointments pending anticipated transfer of Office of the Information Commissioner and reduction in costs due to lower staffing levels. Operating expenses comprised $1,565,000 for employee expenses and $564,000 for the purchase of goods and services (which includes $359,000 for services received free of charge and depreciation and amortisation of $42,000). CERTIFICATION OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS We certify that the attached financial statements for the Ombudsmans Office have been prepared based on proper accounts and records in accordance with the prescribed format, the Financial Management Act and Treasurers Directions. We further state that the information set out in the comprehensive operating statement, balance sheet, statement of changes in equity, cash flow statement, and notes to and forming part of the financial statements, presents fairly the financial performance and cash flows for the year ended 30 June 2018 and the financial position on that date. At the time of signing, we are not aware of any circumstances that would render the particulars included in the financial statements misleading or inaccurate. PETER SHOYER SARAH SCHULTZ Ombudsman Business Manager 30 Aug 2018 30 Aug 2018