The 2019/20 annual report and accompanying financial statements provide 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 audit, we looked at how the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness managed the performance of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program to support meeting its economic objectives. We also examined whether the ministry had effectively managed the risk of fraud and corruption.
The plan describes who we are, what we do and how we support B.C.’s legislative assembly, government and public service. It sets direction for the upcoming year, including our key priorities and the ways in which we will measure our success. This is our story of how we proudly provide value to the legislative assembly and the public service, and thus serve the broader public interest and make a significant impact on the province.
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
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.
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.