Publications: 2021

Auditor General's Status Report

March 2021
This report outlines the status of audits that have changed due to unforeseen circumstances. Updates include the audit of BC Hydro’s Site C dam project, as well as audits of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, substance use services, mental health services wait times, and management of hazardous materials spills, among others.

Performance Audit Coverage Plan 2021/22 to 2022/23

March 2021
Each year, the office produces two coverage plans—the Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan and the Performance Audit Coverage Plan—which together, summarize our future work plans. This plan—the Performance Audit Coverage Plan—details the 17 performance audits we are currently working on and the 20 audits we intend to start between now and March 31, 2023.

Vancouver Community College: Executive Compensation Disclosures Audit

March 2021
This audit assessed whether Vancouver Community College’s annual compensation disclosures for executives complied with the Financial Information Act (FIA) and the Public Sector Employers Act (PSEA).

Report on Financial Audit Work for the 2019/20 Fiscal Year

March 2021
This report explains our qualified audit opinion on government’s 2019/20 summary financial statements and includes other interesting matters such as Fortis BC’s interest in a power project and the estimated cost of environmental cleanup of contaminated sites.

Management of Medical Device Cybersecurity at the Provincial Health Services Authority

February 2021
This audit examined whether the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is effectively managing medical device cybersecurity risk to protect patients.

Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan for fiscal years ending in 2022, 2023 and 2024

February 2021
Our 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.

IT Asset Management in B.C. Government

January 2021
This audit assessed whether the government is managing IT assets in accordance with good cybersecurity practices. It focused on five ministries: citizens’ services, finance, health, education, and natural resource.

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