Publications: 2021

Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan – Fiscal Years ending in 2021, 2022 and 2023

March 2020
My office’s annual audit of government’s Summary Financial Statements is the largest financial audit in B.C. It encompasses central government plus over 140 other government organizations, including Crown corporations, universities, colleges, school districts, health authorities and similar entities that are controlled by or accountable to the provincial government.   This Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan outlines how we determine which government entities’ financial statements we will audit directly, and which will be audited by private-sector firms.

Managing Human Resources at the B.C. Sheriff Service

October 2019
In this audit, we looked at the human resource practices at the B.C. Sheriff Service. Specifically, we looked at how well the B.C. Sheriff Service is recruiting, retaining and training its staff.

Expense Policies and Practices in the Offices of the Speaker, Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms

September 2019
In this audit, we looked at the expense policies and practices in the Offices of the Speaker, Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018 and whether the expenses of those three offices were governed by policy.

Executive Expenses at School District 36

August 2019
In this audit, we looked at the employer-paid executive expenses for School District 36, the Surrey School District.

The B.C. Government’s Internal Directory Account Management

August 2019
In this audit, we looked at whether five selected ministries, and their related branches and agencies, had designed and implemented key controls for protecting government information and information assets from unauthorized access.

The Protection of Drinking Water

July 2019
In this audit, we looked at whether the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer were taking adequate action to protect drinking water for all British Columbians.

Understanding Our Audit Opinion on B.C.’s 2018/19 Summary Financial Statements

July 2019
Each year we audit the province’s summary financial statements and its debt-related statements, and then issue our opinion. This report explains our qualified audit opinion on government's 2018/19 summary financial statements.

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