Note 15: Memorandum account

The memorandum account summarises the accumulated surpluses and deficits incurred in the provision of audit and assurance services by the Office on a full cost recovery basis. These transactions are included as part of the Office's operating income and expenses in the surplus/deficit, but are excluded from the calculation of the Office's repayment of surplus (see Note 13).

The memorandum account helps the Office to manage fluctuating revenue flows and assist with keeping audit fees at reasonable levels over time. The memorandum account balance will be taken into account when setting audit fees in future years.

Audit and assurance services
Balance at 1 July 1,794 912
Revenue 82,752 84,646
Expenses (82,720) (83,764)
Surplus/(deficit) for the year 32 882
Balance at 30 June 1,826 1,794