Future Oriented Statement of Operations March 31st, 2016

Statement of Management Responsibility

Management of the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) is responsible for the future-oriented statement of operations, including responsibility for the appropriateness of the assumptions on which the statements are prepared. The statements are based on the best information available and assumptions adopted as at November 30th, 2014 and reflect the plans described in the Report on Plans and Priorities.

Harvey Cenaiko

Cathy Gaudet, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer

Ottawa, Canada
January 21st, 2015

Future-oriented Statement of Operations
For the Year Ending March 31
(in thousands of dollars)

Conditional release decisions $ 42,685 $ 41,623
Conditional release openness and accountability 6,796 5,307
Record suspension decisions and clemency
7,448 6,137
Internal Services 6,197 7,424
Total expenses 63,126 60,491
Regulatory fees 5,679 6,310
Revenues earned on behalf of Government (1,449) (1,610)
Total revenues 4,230 4,700
Net cost of operations $ 58,896 $ 55,791

The accompanying notes form an integral part of the future-oriented statement of operations.

1. Methodology and Significant Assumptions

The future-oriented statement of operations has been prepared on the basis of government priorities and the PBC’s plans as described in the Report on Plans and Priorities.

The information in the estimated results for fiscal year 2014-15 is based on actual results as at November 30th, 2014 and on forecasts for the remainder of the fiscal year. Forecasts have been made for the planned results for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

The main assumptions underlying the forecasts are as follows:

  • The PBC’s activities will remain substantially the same as in the previous year.
  • Expenses and revenues, including the determination of amounts internal and external to the government are based on historical experience. The general historical pattern is expected to continue.

These assumptions are adopted as at November 30th, 2014.

2. Variation and Changes to the Forecast Financial Information

While every attempt has been made to forecast final results for the remainder of 2014-15 and for 2015-16, actual results achieved for both years are likely to vary from the forecast information presented, and this variation could be material.

In preparing this future-oriented statement of operations the PBC has made estimates and assumptions concerning the future. These estimates and assumptions may differ from the subsequent actual results. Estimates and assumptions are continually evaluated and are based on experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.

Factors that could lead to material differences between the future-oriented statement of operations and the historical financial statements of operations include the following:

  • The timing and amounts of acquisitions and disposals of equipment may affect gains/losses and amortization expense.
  • Implementation of new collective agreements.
  • Economic conditions may affect the amount of revenue earned.
  • Further changes to the operating budget through additional new initiatives or technical adjustments later in the year.

Once the Report on Plans and Priorities is presented, the PBC will not be updating the forecasts for any changes to appropriations or forecast financial information made in ensuing supplementary estimates. Variances will be explained in the Departmental Performance Report.

3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

The future-oriented statement of operations has been prepared using Government’s accounting policies that came in effect for the 2014-15 fiscal year which are based on public sector accounting standards. The presentation and results using the stated accounting policies do not result in any significant differences from Canadian public sector accounting standards.

Significant accounting policies are as follows:

  1. Expenses

    Expenses are recorded on an accrual basis. Expenses for PBC’s operations are recorded when goods are received or services are rendered including services provided without charges for accommodation, employee contributions to health and dental insurance plans, legal services and worker’s compensation which are recorded as expenses at their estimated cost. Vacation pay and compensatory leave, as well as severance benefits, are accrued and expenses are recorded as the benefits are earned by employees under their terms of employment.

    Expenses also include amortization of tangible capital assets which are capitalized at their acquisition cost. Amortization of tangible capital assets is done on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful life of the asset.
  2. Revenues

    Revenues from regulatory fees are recognized in the accounts based on the services provided in the year.

    Other revenues are accounted for in the period in which the underlying transaction or event that gave rise to the revenue takes place.

    Revenues that are non-respendable are not available to discharge the PBC's liabilities. While the deputy head is expected to maintain accounting control, he or she has no authority regarding the disposition of non-respendable revenues. As a result, non-respendable revenues are considered to be earned on behalf of the Government of Canada and are therefore presented in reduction of the entity's gross revenues.

4. Parliamentary Authorities

The PBC is financed by the Government of Canada through parliamentary authorities. Financial reporting of authorities provided to PBC do not parallel financial reporting according to generally accepted accounting principles since authorities are primarily based on cash flow requirements. Items recognized in the future-oriented statements of operations in one year may be funded through parliamentary authorities in prior, current or future years. Accordingly, PBC has different net cost of operations for the year on a government funding basis than on an accrual accounting basis. The differences are reconciled in the following tables:

a) Reconciliation of net cost of operations to requested authorities
(in thousands of dollars)
Net cost of operations $ 58,896 $ 55,791
Adjustment for items affecting net cost of operations but not affecting authorities:    
Services provided without charge by other government departments (7,722) (7,701)
Amortization of tangible capital assets (649) (649)
Prepaid expenses previously charged to authorities (125) (125)
Increase in employee future benefits (298) (51)
Decrease in vacation pay and compensatory leave 10 -
(8,784) (8,526)
Adjustment for items not affecting net cost of operations but affecting authorities:
Acquisition of tangible capital assets 531 -
Prepaid expenses 85 85
  616 85
Requested authorities $ 50,728 $ 47,350


(b) Authorities requested
     (in thousands of dollars)
Authorities requested:
Vote 1 - Program expenditures $ 45,464 $ 41,456
Statutory amounts 5,771 5,894
Lapsed authorities: Program expenditures (507) -
Requested authorities $ 50,728 $ 47,350


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