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Office of the Auditor General - THE ESTIMATES, 2013-14 - Summary

The Auditor General, who is an Officer of the Assembly, conducts independent audits of government programs, the financial statements of the Province and numerous agencies of the Crown, broader public-sector organizations, and reviews under the authority of the Auditor General Act and various other statutes and authorities. The results of these audits and reviews provide assurance, objective information and advice to the Legislative Assembly. In doing so, the Office of the Auditor General assists the Assembly in holding the government, its administrators, and grant recipients accountable for their stewardship of public funds and for the achievement of value-for-money in the delivery of services to the public.

Additionally, under the Government Advertising Act, 2004, the Auditor General is required to review specified types of advertising and certain printed matter proposed by government offices to determine whether they meet the standards required by that Act.

Under both Acts, the Auditor General reports the results of the work conducted each year directly to the Legislative Assembly.

As required by the Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Act, 2004, in an election year the Auditor General is also required to review and report on the reasonableness of a Pre-Election Report prepared by the Ministry of Finance.

PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2501 Office of the Auditor General Program 16,024,000 15,821,400 202,600 14,794,995
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 16,024,000 15,821,400 202,600 14,794,995
  Statutory Appropriations 402,700 402,700 - 445,098
  Total Operating Expense 16,426,700 16,224,100 202,600 15,240,093
           
  Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 16,426,700 16,224,100 202,600 15,240,093