NSW Audit Office Report on Stronger Communities

NSW Audit Office Report on Stronger Communities

The NSW Auditor-General released her report today on the NSW Stronger Communities cluster.

There were 157 audit findings on internal controls. Two of these were high risk, 67 were moderate risk and 59 were repeat findings from previous financial audits.

Control weaknesses include:

* Significant data quality issues arising from the VS Connect system implementation impacted the Department’s ability to reliably estimate its Victims Support Scheme claims liabilities at 30 June 2019.
* Some cluster agencies need to do more work on their impact assessments and preparedness to implement the new accounting standards, to minimise the risk of errors in their 2019–20 financial statements.
* At the Department of Justice, NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW, 31 per cent of employees’ annual leave balance exceeded the State’s target of 30 days.
* The Department of Family and Community Services implemented its ChildStory information system in 2017–18. A post implementation review of the project found the system is yet to achieve its intended benefits.

A full copy of the report can be read here.