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 our operating income and expenses in the surplus/deficit, but are excluded from the calculation of our repayment of surplus (see Note 13).

The memorandum account helps us manage fluctuating revenue flows and keep 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 (1,559) 1,826
Revenue 95,545 81,968
Expenses (95,161) (85,353)
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year 384 (3,385)
Balance at 30 June (1,175) (1,559)