The Chief Finance Officer Group is responsible for giving strategic financial advice and information to ministers, the Secretary, the CDF and Defence senior leaders. It provides a whole-of-Defence focus for planning, management, monitoring and reporting of key deliverables to the Government, including Defence's outputs.
Defence's financial statements, Portfolio Budget Statements and Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements were prepared and submitted within all reporting deadlines. All whole-of-government reporting requirements were achieved. The Defence Control Effectiveness Report was delivered and Chief Executive Instructions were maintained and updated to reflect changes to financial regulation and policy.
The group is responsible for Defence's financial governance and assurance and manages Defence's budget and its financial policies, principles and practices in accordance with the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997. The group drives Defence's financial management and improvement programs through providing a shared financial services capability to Defence.
Highlights of the group's achievements during the year have included:
|Defence financial statements||met|
|Defence Portfolio Budget Statements||met|
|Defence Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements||met|
|Defence Control Effectiveness Report||met|
|Defence Chief Executive's Instructions||met|
|Monthly/annual input to whole-of-government reporting||met|
|Key performance indicator||Status|
|Provide timely and high-quality financial advice to the minister, the Secretary and CDF||met|
|Produce Defence's Budget, Financial Statements and the annual Defence Management and Finance Plan within agreed statutory timeframes||met|
|Maintain unqualified Financial Statements||met|