Annual report 2014 cover

Statement of responsibility

As Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development, I am responsible, under the Public Finance Act 1989, for the preparation of the Ministry’s financial statements, and statement of service performance, and for the judgements made in them.

I have responsibility for establishing a system of internal control designed to provide reasonable assurance as to the integrity and reliability of financial reporting.

In my opinion, these financial statements fairly reflect the financial position and operations of the Ministry for the year ended 30 June 2014; and the forecast financial statements fairly reflect the Ministry’s forecast financial position for the financial year 2014/2015.

Brendan Boyle's signature

Brendan Boyle
Chief Executive
30 September 2014

Countersigned by

Bruce Simpson's signature

Bruce Simpson
Chief Financial Officer
30 September 2014