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.

Management of Forest Service Roads

January 2021
The audit assessed whether the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development managed safety and environmental risks on forest service roads in accordance with its policies.

Oversight of International Education Programs in Offshore and Group 4 Schools

January 2021
This report looked at the ministry’s oversight of two types of for-profit K–12 schools that deliver the B.C. curriculum to international students: offshore schools operating abroad and Group 4 schools in British Columbia.

Summary of COVID-19 Pandemic Funding Allocations and Other Financial Relief Measures

September 2020
This information report is a summary of funds announced by the government as part of its response to the pandemic. It includes funding allocations under the $5-billion Pandemic Contingencies allocation, B.C.’s $1-billion contribution toward a federal cost-sharing agreement, and other significant financial relief measures.