Publications

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2013/14

August 2014
The annual report on the Office's performance and financial position with accompanying financial statements.

Follow-Up Report: Updates on the Implementation of Recommendations from Recent Reports

June 2014
This follow-up report provides audit level assurance on four of the 18 self-assessments from ministries and organizations in implementing recommendations from recent reports, verifies progress for 26 recommendations from four reports, and contains a follow-up to our 2011 report on BC Hydro. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on February 4, 2015 and June 4, 2015.

Understanding Canadian Public Sector Financial Statements

June 2014
This guide is to help readers – specifically those who are not familiar with public sector financial statements – improve their ability to review and interpret government financial reports. An article based on this report appears in CPA BC's In Focus Magazine (Sept/Oct 2014) on pages 32 and 33. Information on preparing public sector financial statements, in accordance with Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards, can be found here.

Disability Assistance: An Audit of Program Access, Integrity and Results

May 2014
The audit looked at the accessibility of the disability assistance program, the accuracy and timeliness of eligibility decisions, and whether the program contributes to improved outcomes for clients. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on October 1, 2014.

Receiving Value for Money from Procured Professional and Advisory Services

May 2014
This audit emphasizes the importance of government ensuring its procurement practices and policies are fair and consistently achieve the right services at the right price and time. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on December 8, 2014.

Credit Union Supervision in British Columbia

March 2014
This audit determines whether the method and extent of the supervision of the province's credit unions are appropriate, including whether the Financial Institutions Commission uses an appropriate supervisory framework for monitoring BC Credit Unions. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on September 30, 2014.

Catastrophic Earthquake Preparedness

March 2014
The purpose of this audit is to determine whether Emergency Management BC (EMBC) can demonstrate that it is adequately prepared to manage the effects of a catastrophic earthquake and is publicly reporting on the Province's preparedness for such an event. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on June 25, 2014.

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