Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy
This website contains links to the relevant accounting policy and financial reporting requirements for Australian Government Entities and central government reporting. It includes Finance Minister's Orders (FMOs) and related Policies and Guidance for Financial Reports such as FinanceBriefs.
Accounting Reporting Policy
- 2013 - 2014 Finance Minister's Orders for Financial Reporting (incorporating policy and guidance) and summary of changes
- 2013 - 2014 PRIMA Documents
- FMOs User Guide
- The User Guide provides guidance on applying the FMOs and PRIMA to prepare financial statements.
- FMOs and PRIMA documents from previous reporting periods
Accounting Policy Guidance
- Accounting Guidance Notes
- Changes to Standards Relevant to 2012-13 Financial Statements
- Changes to Standards Relevant to 2012-13 Financial Statements [ 59 KB]
- Changes to Standards Relevant to 2012-13 Financial Statements (includes Attachment A) [ 159 KB]
- This document will assist entities in disclosing the impact on their financial statements of new accounting standards for 2012-13 and future years, as required by AASB 108 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors. It will be issued in July each year. Agencies are responsible for ensuring that standards that are issued subsequent to this document, but prior to the signing of the financial statements, are disclosed as appropriate.
- Standard Parameters for use in 2012-13 Financial Statements - December 2013 Update
- Standard Parameters for use in 2012-13 Financial Statements - December 2013 Update [ 37 KB]
- Standard Parameters for use in 2012-13 Financial Statements - December 2013 Update [ 74 KB]
- As per section 43.74G of the 2012-13 FMOs, the LSL - Table of Probability Factors and the LSL - Table of Discount Factors will be published on Finance's website no later than July on an annual basis.
- CFO Forum
- CFO Forum email list
The CFO Forum email list is used to communicate accounting and financial reporting issues to Commonwealth Government entities. To add representatives from your organisation to the mailing list, email: CFOForum@finance.gov.au
- Annual and monthly reporting processes
- Inter-agency transactions
- Functional Allocation
- Consistency and use of accounts
- Publication Standards
- Fiscal Balance
- Underlying Cash Balance
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