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Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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12 Auditor-Generals Office Outputs and Performance Output Group: Audits and Reviews Outcome: Issue of reports to the Legislative Assembly that outline the results of audits or reviews of public information performed throughout the year, and the issue of audit opinions on financial statements and management letters to senior managers of agencies and other entities that are subject to audit. Output Group/Output 2010-11 Budget 2010-11 Estimate 2011-12 Budget $000 $000 $000 Audits and Reviews 3 756 3 998 3 749 Audits 3 700 3 950 3 684 Reviews of Public Information 56 48 65 Key Variations The Audits output decrease in 2011-12 is mainly the result of a one-off increase related to the timing of performance management system audit activity in 2010-11. The Reviews of Public Information output has increased slightly in 2011-12 in anticipation of an increase in referrals to the Auditor-General under the PublicInformationAct. Audits Audits of financial statements are undertaken by the Auditor-Generals Office 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. Key Deliverables 2010-11 Budget 2010-11 Estimate 2011-12 Budget Statutory audits1 90 92 92 Other audits2 19 14 14 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% 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. Decrease since the 2010-11 original Budget reflects larger and more complex audits being undertaken for performance management system audits combined with a lower number of acquittals.

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