Future-Oriented Statement of Operations (Unaudited) for the year ending March 31, 2018

Future-Oriented Statement of Operations (unaudited)
For the year ended March 31
(in dollars)


   Forecast Results

   Planned Results
        Commissioner's Review Program   $1,678,645 $1,713,912
        Internal Services 571,510 583,161
Total Expenses 2,250,156 2,297,073
Net cost of operations $2,250,156 $2,297,073

The accompanying notes form an integral part of the Future-Oriented Statement of Operations.

Notes to the Future-Oriented Statement of Operations (unaudited)

1. Methodology and significant assumptions

The Future-Oriented Statement of Operations has been prepared on the basis of the government priorities and the plans of the Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner (the office) as described in the Departmental Plan.

The information in the forecast results for the fiscal year 2016–17 is based on the actual results as at December 31, 2016 and forecasts for the remainder of the fiscal year. Forecasts have been made for the planned results for the 2017–18 fiscal year.

The main assumptions underlying the forecasts are as follows:

These assumptions are made as at December 31, 2016.

2. Variations and changes to the forecast financial information

Although every attempt has been made to forecast final results for the remainder of 2016–17 and for 2017–18, actual results achieved for both years are likely to differ from the forecast information presented, and this variation could be material.

In preparing this Future-Oriented Statement of Operations, the office has made estimates and assumptions about the future. These estimates and assumptions may differ from the subsequent actual results. Estimates and assumptions are based on past experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, and are continually evaluated.

Factors that could lead to material differences between the Future-Oriented Statement of Operations and the historical statement of operations include:

After the Departmental Plan is tabled in Parliament, the office will not be updating the forecasts for any changes in financial resources made in ensuing supplementary estimates. Variances will be explained in the Departmental Results Report.

3. Summary of significant accounting policies

The Future-Oriented Statement of Operations has been prepared using the Government's accounting policies in effect for fiscal year 2016–17 and is based on Canadian public sector accounting standards. The presentation and results using the stated accounting policies do not result in any significant differences from Canadian public sector accounting standards.

Significant accounting policies are as follows:


The office records expenses on an accrual basis.

Expenses for the office's operations are recorded when goods are received or services are rendered, including services provided without charge for employee contributions to health and dental insurance plans which are recorded as expenses at their estimated cost. Vacation pay and compensatory leave are accrued and expenses are recorded as the benefits are earned by employees under their terms of employment.

Expenses also include provisions to reflect changes in the value of assets, including provisions for bad debt on accounts receivable, provision for valuation on loans, investments and advances and inventory obsolescence, or liabilities, including contingent liabilities and environmental liabilities to the extent the future event is likely to occur and a reasonable estimate can be made.

Expenses also include amortization of tangible capital assets which are capitalized at their acquisition cost. Amortization of tangible capital assets is done on a straight line basis over the estimated useful life of the asset.

4. Parliamentary authorities

The office is financed by the Government of Canada through Parliamentary authorities. Financial reporting of authorities provided to the office differs from financial reporting according to generally accepted accounting principles because authorities are based mainly on cash flow requirements. Items recognized in the Future-Oriented Statement of Operations in one year may be funded through parliamentary authorities in prior, current or future years. Accordingly, the office has different net cost of operations for the year on a government funding basis than on an accrual accounting basis. The differences are reconciled in the following tables.

a) Reconciliation of net cost of operations to requested authorities
(in dollars)

  Forecast Results 2016–17  Planned Results 2017–18 
Net cost of operations $2,250,156 $2,297,073
Adjustments for items affecting net cost of operations but not affecting authorities:
Amortization of tangible capital assets (129,072) (135,164)
      Services provided without charge by other government departments (105,212) (99,117)
      Change in vacation pay and compensatory leave 8,132 (3,576)
      Total items affecting net cost of operations but not affecting authorities (226,152) (237,857)
Adjustments for items not affecting net cost of operations but affecting authorities:
Acquisition of tangible capital assets 71,426 50,000
Forecast current year lapse 115,382 -
Requested authorities $2,210,812 $2,109,216

b) Authorities requested (in dollars)

  Forecast Results
Planned Results
Authorities requested
Vote 1 - Operating expenditures $2,025,506 $1,940,071
Statutory amounts 185,306 169,145
Total authorities requested $2,210,812 $2,109,216
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