Our plan 2018-19

FINANCIAL AUDITS

We will carry out almost 600 statutory financial audits of NSW Government agencies, universities and local councils financial statements, issuing over 1,300 assurance opinions. We will comment on the results of these engagements and our examination of Cluster‑specific* and across‑the‑board focus areas in the following Auditor‑General’s Reports to Parliament:

Report on State Finances (October to December 2018 quarter)

This report will focus on the State’s 2017–18 consolidated financial statements, and will comment on the key matters that have been the focus of our audit and highlight significant factors that have contributed to the State’s financial results.

Internal Controls and Governance (October to December 2018 quarter)

This report will bring together the findings and recommendations from our 2017–18 financial audits that relate to the internal controls and governance of the 40 largest NSW Government agencies.

Eight State Sector Cluster Reports (October to December 2018 quarter)

Our cluster based reports will analyse the results of the 2017–18 financial statement audits of NSW Government agencies and will comment on internal controls and areas of particular interest in order to provide insights. Our cluster reports cover the audits of:

  • Central Agencies (Treasury, Premiers and Cabinet, and the Finance, Services and Innovation clusters)
  • Education
  • Family and Community Services
  • Health
  • Industry
  • Justice
  • Planning and Environment
  • Transport.
Local Government (January to March 2019 quarter)

This report will bring together findings and recommendations from our 2017–18 financial audits of local councils and will comment on financial reporting and sustainability, internal controls and governance, and areas of particular interest in order to provide insights.

Universities (April to June 2019 quarter)

This report will analyse the results of the financial statement audits of the ten NSW universities and their controlled entities for the year ended 31 December 2018. It will comment on financial reporting and performance, internal controls and governance, and areas of particular interest in order to provide insights.
 

*NSW Government agencies have been consolidated into Clusters reflecting broad policy areas of government. ‘Clusters’ refer to the administrative arrangements that bring together a group of different entities to allow similar or complementary government services to be coordinated within a broad policy area (e.g. Transport, Education, Health, etc). The allocation of portfolios and entities to a Cluster is decided by the Premier.