2004-2005 Departmental Financial Statements
TO: All Senior Financial Officers and Senior Full-Time Financial Officers
Thank you for your efforts last year in preparing the 2003-2004 financial statements. As in the previous year, there was a great improvement in timeliness, form and content.
The submission date for the 2004-05 departmental financial statements is . The statements must be the final version signed off by the Deputy Head and Senior Financial Officer. This submission date does not apply to departmental corporations and revolving funds: these organizations must continue to respect the Receiver General cut-off dates for the Public Accounts.
As announced by the President of the Treasury Board, the government has made the commitment to have all departmental financial statements audited by . We are currently working on the guidance and support needed to implement this objective, including a revised Treasury Board Accounting Standard - Departmental and Agency Financial Statements (TBAS 1.2. For the 2004-2005 financial statements, departments should prepare their financial statements following the version of TBAS 1.2 used last year.
Please note that, departments subject to the reorganization should restate the 2003-2004 comparatives in the statements, where possible.
The statements, as well as any questions, should be directed to:
Office of the Comptroller General
L'Esplanade Laurier, 8th Floor, West Tower
300 Laurier Ave. West
Fax: (613) 941-8487
Phone: (613) 957-9676
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