Statement of responsibility

Annual Report 2017/18.

I am responsible, as Controller and Auditor-General, for:

  • the preparation of the Office's financial statements, and statements of expenses and capital expenditure, and for the judgements expressed in them;
  • having in place a system of internal control designed to provide reasonable assurance as to the integrity and reliability of financial reporting;
  • ensuring that end-of-year performance information on each appropriation administered by the Office is provided in accordance with sections 19A to 19C of the Public Finance Act 1989, whether or not that information is included in this annual report; and
  • the accuracy of any end-of-year performance information prepared by the Office, whether or not that information is included in this annual report.

In my opinion:

  • the financial statements fairly reflect the financial position of the Office as at 30 June 2018 and its operations for the year ended on that date; and
  • the forecast financial statements fairly reflect the forecast financial position of the Office as at 30 June 2019 and its operations for the year ending on that date.

John Ryan
Controller and Auditor-General

28 September 2018

Countersigned:

Maria Viviers signature

Maria Viviers
Chief Financial Officer

28 September 2018