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.
Each year, my office produces two coverage plans—the Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan and the Performance Audit Coverage Plan—which together, provide a roadmap of the work we plan to undertake over the next three years. This plan—the Performance Audit Coverage Plan—details the 12 performance audits we are currently working on and the 33 audits we intend to start between now and March 31, 2023
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.
The 2018/19 annual report and accompanying financial statements. This report provides an overview of our performance and financial position over the last year, as well as a look at our current goals and priorities.
In this service plan we outline the office's goals and strategies for the coming fiscal year, and how we will measure our progress. It covers the 2019/20 fiscal year, and includes targets through to 2021/22.
The Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan outlines a three-year financial audit plan, detailing which government organizations our office will audit directly and which will be audited by private sector auditors. The plan is prepared according to the Auditor General Act and professional auditing standards, and presented to the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts for approval.
The Performance Audit Coverage Plan lists in-progress audits as well as those that we anticipate starting over the next three years. This year, new performance audit topics include mental health and addictions, capital planning, and programs that impact Indigenous peoples. The plan also reflects work we have started over the past year, which includes audits of the avalanche program, resource roads and wetlands.