Reconciliation between the Main Estimates and the Public Accounts for the fiscal year 2017–18

The table below presents a reconciliation between the total authorities shown in the Main Estimates and the total expenses reported in the Public Accounts for fiscal year 2017-18.

Reconciliation table between Main Estimates and Public Accounts for fiscal year 2017‑18 ($ Millions)
Voted Statutory Total
Main Estimates 2017-18 102,139.3 155,778.3 257,917.6
Authorities available from previous years 670.6 2,242.0 2,912.7
Supplementary Estimates A 3,722.4 62.0 3,784.4
Supplementary Estimates B 4,486.7 395.3 4,881.9
Supplementary Estimates C 4,016.1 -336.4 3,679.8
Adjustments, warrants and transfers 0.0 2,067.7 2,067.7
Lapsed authorities -10,658.5 -26.1 -10,684.7
Authorities available for use in subsequent years -688.4 -2,468.0 -3,156.3
Total Expenditures - Public Accounts 2017-18 103,688.2 157,714.9 261,403.1
Consolidated Specified Purpose Accounts N/A N/A 21,302.7
Accrual and other adjustments N/A N/A 20,058.6
Consolidated Crown Corporations and other entities N/A N/A 4,090.1
Tax Credits and repayments N/A N/A 26,707.8
Internal Expenses N/A N/A -995.2
Total Expenses - Public Accounts 2017-18 N/A N/A 332,567.1

The Estimates are designed primarily to support Parliament’s consideration of appropriation bills and control of annual voted authority to spend for departments, agencies and some crown corporations. Statutory forecasts are reported in the Estimates but do not require spending authority from Parliament.

The Public Accounts, which were tabled in Parliament on , present the financial consolidated statements for the government as well as the details of expenses and revenues for fiscal year 2017-18.

The reconciliation between the Estimates and the Public Accounts is presented in two steps:

  1. the cash reconciliation (upper pane), and
  2. the accrual adjustments (lower pane).

The cash reconciliation starts with the Main Estimates totals and goes to the Public Accounts expenditures by walking through the budgetary items presented in the Public Accounts (Vol. II, Table 7). In a second step, accrual components and other adjustments (available in Public Accounts Vol. II, Table 2a), are added to arrive at the total expenses.

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