Understanding Our Audit Opinion on B.C.'s 2016/17 Summary Financial Statements

September 2017
Under section 11 (1) of the Auditor General Act, we complete an annual audit of the B.C. government's Summary Financial Statements. At the end of this process, we issue an audit opinion that is published with the financial statements in government's Public Accounts. The opinion says whether or not the financial statements present government's financial position and results for the year fairly, and in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.

An Audit of the Contract for the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program

August 2017
This audit looked at whether the Ministry of Justice has procured and managed the contract for the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program in accordance with government policy to achieve the best value for money.

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2016/17

July 2017
The annual report on our performance and financial position with accompanying financial statements.

Service Plan 2017/18 - 2019/20

April 2017
This Service Plan covers the 2017/18 fiscal year, and includes targets through to 2019/20. It provides strategic direction for the Office, and outlines its goals for the coming year and the indicators that will be used to evaluate progress. The performance audit and financial statement audit coverage plans identify the projects that the Office plans to start over the next three years.

Budget Process Examination Phase 2: Forecasting for Operating Expense, Capital Spending and Debt

April 2017
This report provides independent assurance on the operating expenses, capital spending and debt forecasts in the 2015/16 - 2017/18 Budget and Fiscal Plan. This is the second phase of our examination of government's budgeting processes - we published Budget Process Examination (Phase 1): Revenue in June 2015.

An Audit of BC Housing's Non-Profit Asset Transfer Program

March 2017
In 2013, the Ministry of Natural Gas Development and Responsible for Housing established the Non-Profit Asset Transfer (NPAT) program as part of its Housing Matters BC Strategy update. The program involves the transfer of select provincially-owned land and building assets to the non-profit housing sector. This report looks at whether: The Ministry Responsible for Housing has demonstrated that the potential benefits of the NPAT program outweigh its costs and risks. The BC Housing Management Commission has managed implementation of the NPAT program to achieve program objectives.

PRIME-BC - A Security Audit

March 2017
The Police Records Information Management Environment (PRIME-BC) is B.C.s integrated police IT system. This is our second audit of the system, and we focused on whether the security controls are adequate to safeguard information within the PRIME BC system, which holds large amounts of highly sensitive and confidential information critical to the delivery of policing services.