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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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12 Auditor-Generals Office Outputs and Performance Output Group: Audits and Reviews Outcome: Report the results of audits and reviews of public information performed throughout the year to the Northern Territory LegislativeAssembly and issue audit opinions on financial statements and management letters to senior managers of agencies and other entities that are subject to audit. Output Group/Output 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget $000 $000 $000 Audits and Reviews 3 749 3 776 3 772 Audits and Reviews 3 749 3 776 3 772 Key Variations There are no significant variations. Audits and Reviews Audits of financial statements are undertaken by the Auditor-GeneralsOffice as part of the discharge of statutory obligations established under a number of Acts of Parliament. Other classes of audit are performed in order to establish the effectiveness of performance management systems and agencies internal controls. Reviews of information provided by a public authority to the general public are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the PublicInformation Act upon the receipt by the Auditor-General of a written request by a Member of the Legislative Assembly, or upon a decision by the Auditor-General to conduct such a review. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Statutory audits1 92 93 92 Other audits2 14 18 15 Audit tasks conducted in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards 100% 100% 100% Recommendations agreed by agency management 85% 85% 85% Audit tasks completed in accordance with work program 95% 95% 95% Audit opinions issued within statutory timeframes 100% 100% 100% Number of reviews performed 6 1 6 Recommendations agreed by agency management 80% 80% 90% Reviews completed in accordance with work program 100% 100% 100% Review recommendations issued within agreed timeframes 100% 100% 100% 1 Audits of the Northern Territorys Public Account and other accounts (including government owned corporations and companies and statutory bodies) are pursuant to section 13 of the Audit Act. 2 Performance management system audits undertaken pursuant to section 15 of the Audit Act, together with audits of acquittals on behalf of various external funding bodies.