Matters from current audit
The Department of Environment and Parks should improve its financial reporting processes—see below.
Matters from past audits
Environment and Parks—Managing Water Act partnerships and regulatory activities follow-up—see page 43
ALBERTA ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING, EVALUATION AND REPORTING AGENCY
- There are no new recommendations to AEMERA in this report.
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION BOARD
- There are no new recommendations to NRCB in this report.
Findings and Recommendations
Matters from the current audit
Improve financial reporting processes
The Department of Environment and Parks has a difficult financial reporting task. The department frequently makes changes to its financial statements as a result of government reorganization decisions made by the legislative assembly. For many of the financial processes, the department relies on reporting systems that are outside its control. There are multiple departmental revenue streams which are handled by other entities within the government. As well, the department experienced significant turnover in key financial reporting staff in the current year.