Auditor-General finds ACT Government is getting better

johnboy 21 December 2010 4

The Auditor-General has released the Audit Report into the 2009/10 Financial Audits of the ACT Government.

Astonishingly either they’re getting better, or getting better and hiding things from auditors.

The media release is, by the standards of these things positively glowing:

— In 2009-10, many agencies improved aspects of their governance arrangements, internal controls and reporting processes. Agencies resolved 201 (75 percent) of the audit findings reported in previous years.
— Several of the unresolved audit findings related to internal control weaknesses in major revenue applications. Areas in particular need of improvement include controls over user access, backup and recovery procedures and policies and procedures for managing changes to applications.
— The overall quality of financial statements and statements of performance prepared by agencies also improved in 2009-10. However, many performance indicators need to be improved as they provide little or no meaningful information about the performance of the reporting agencies.
— The Territory and most of its agencies operated within their budget.

Well done to all involved.


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MarkNinetyNine MarkNinetyNine 6:14 pm 23 Dec 10

ACT Government = glorified town council

spoonalious spoonalious 11:49 pm 21 Dec 10

In what way caf?

caf caf 8:57 pm 21 Dec 10

Sounds like IT is letting the side down…

olfella olfella 8:50 pm 21 Dec 10

However, many performance indicators need to be improved as they provide little or no meaningful information about the performance of the reporting agencies.

The more common control weaknesses were payments being made without sufficient evidence of the goods and services having been received, a failure to consistently review salary payments and a lack of control over cash receipts. These weaknesses increase the risk of errors and fraud.

If the two statements above are even close to the mark, then they (ACT Gov) must have been pretty crook before…

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