ANAO Chief Financial Officer Forum

The results of the 2014-15 financial statement audits

On 23 February the ANAO held its first CFO Forum - The Results of the 2014-15 Financial Statement audits. The Forum presented an opportunity to provide an overview of our end of year report tabled in Parliament in December 2015, the issues which arose during 2014-15, and the focus areas for our reporting to Parliament in 2015-16.

The topics covered at the Forum included findings reported in 2014-15 including observations on AASB 1055 reporting; simplified reporting; the 2015-16 consolidated financial statements process and the new consolidation processes; and focus areas of the Financial Statement Audits Reports to Parliament in 2015–16.

The slides presented at the Forum are now available to download.

A list of questions raised by Forum participants and their corresponding answers is also available to download.

The ANAO would like to thank those that attended the Forum and we will be considering the potential for similar Forums in the future. If you have any feedback you’d like to see incorporated in future Forums, please do not hesitate to contact Serena Buchanan, Executive Director on (02) 6203 7479.

ANAO Client Seminars

The ANAO offers regular seminars to assist our clients in Australian Government agencies and authorities to prepare their annual financial statements. The seminars inform our clients about key changes in Australian Accounting Standards and the financial reporting requirements of the Department of Finance.

The seminars are presented in a live on-line format, which means you can view the seminars from your own office. No specialised software is required, just audio capability on your computer.

A copy of the slides will be emailed to registered attendees in the week before each seminar is delivered. You will be able to submit questions on-line during the seminars. Following the live seminars, a link to the recordings will be emailed to you.

You can view each seminar for a month after it is delivered.

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