Annual Report 2015–16 4. Financial statements

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Statement by the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

In our opinion, the attached financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2016 comply with subsection 42(2) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), and are based on properly maintained financial records as per subsection 41(2) of the PGPA Act.

In our opinion, at the date of this statement, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the Digital Transformation Office will be able to pay its debts as and when they fall due.


  • Paul Shettler's Signature

    Paul Shetler
    Chief Executive Officer
    15 September 2016

  • Lisa Leverton's Signature

    Lisa Leverton
    Chief Financial Officer
    15 September 2016

Statement of comprehensive income

for the period ended 30 June 2016


Notes
2016
$’000
Original budget
$’000
NET COST OF SERVICES
Expenses
Employee benefits 1.1A 11,547 17,276
Suppliers 1.1B 15,509 11,365
Depreciation and amortisation 2.2A 848 278
Write-down and impairment of assets 2.2A 957 -
Total expenses 28,861 28,919
Own-source income
Own-source revenue
Resources received free of charge 1.2A 261 -
Total own-source revenue 261 -
Total own-source income 261 -
Net cost of services 28,600 28,919
Revenue from Government 30,525 28,641
Surplus/(Deficit) attributable to the Australian Government 1,925 (278)
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Items not subject to subsequent reclassification to net cost of services
Changes in asset revaluation surplus - -
Total comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to the Australian Government 1,925 (278)

Budget Variance Commentary

Total departmental expenses for 2015–16 were in line with the estimate published in the 2015–16 Portfolio Budget Statements. The variance for Employee benefits and Suppliers is attributable to a greater reliance on labour hire contractors due to a lower than expected ASL cap from what was originally budgeted.

Total departmental Revenue from Government for 2015–16 was $1.884 million (7%) higher than the estimate published in the 2015–16 Portfolio Budget Statements. This is primarily attributable to additional Revenue from Government received in additional estimates ($1.370 million) and current year funding for the transfer of a function from the Department of Finance ($0.514 million).

The above statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

Statement of financial position

for the period ended 30 June 2016

     

Notes
2016
$’000
Original budget
$’000
ASSETS
Financial assets
Cash 145 -
Trade and other receivables 2.1A 10,451 286
Total financial assets 10,596 286
Non-financial assets
Plant and equipment 2.2A 527 1,948
Leasehold improvements 2.2A 1,506 -
Intangibles 2.2A 364 -
Prepayments2.2B 348 -
Total non-financial assets 2,745 1,948
Total assets 13,341 2,234
LIABILITIES
Payables
Suppliers 2.3A 5,926 -
Other payables 2.3B 100 -
Total payables 6,026 -
Provisions
Employee provisions 4.1A 1,573 880
Make good provisions 2.4A 325 -
Total provisions 1,898 880
Total liabilities 7,924 880
Net assets 5,417 1,354
EQUITY
Contributed equity 3,492 2,226
Retained surplus (Accumulated deficit) 1,925 (872)
Total equity 5,417 1,354

Budget Variances Commentary

Total departmental financial assets for 2015–16 were $10.310 million higher than the estimate published in the 2015–16 Portfolio Budget Statements. The increase is primarily attributable to the amount of unspent appropriation receivable due to Revenue from Government not being fully expended and a higher than expected accrued suppliers balance.

Total departmental non-financial assets are higher than the estimate published in the 2015–16 Portfolio Budget Statements by $0.797 million (41%) due to the transfer of intangible assets and prepayments as a result of machinery of Government changes.

Departmental payables mainly consist of accrued supplier expenditure disclosed against a nil balance published in the 2015–16 Portfolio Budget Statements.

Total departmental provisions are higher than the estimate published in the 2015–16 Portfolio Budget Statements by $1.018 million. This is attributable to the transfer of staff provisions as a result of machinery of Government changes and the recognition of a makegood provision for the office leased in Canberra.

The above statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

Statement of changes in equity

for the period ended 30 June 2016

2016
$’000
Original budget
$’000
CONTRIBUTED EQUITY
Opening balance
Balance carried forward from previous period - -
Adjusted opening balance - -
Transactions with owners
Distributions to owners
Returns of capital:
Return of Appropriation (equity injection)1 (2,226) -
Contributions by owners
Restructuring2 1,992 -
Appropriation (equity injection) 2,226 2,226
Departmental Capital Budget (DCB) 1,500 -
Total transactions with owners 3,492 2,226
Closing balance as at 30 June 3,492 2,226
RETAINED EARNINGS
Opening balance
Balance carried forward from previous period - -
Adjusted opening balance - -
Comprehensive income
Restructuring - (594)
Surplus (Deficit) for the period 1,925 (278)
Total comprehensive income 1,925 (872)
Closing balance as at 30 June 1,925 1,354

1 Return of appropriation under section 51 of PGPA Act reflects the return of $2.226m of unused funding for the development of the Grants Warehouse appropriated to the Digital Transformation Office in Appropriation Act 2 2015/16.

2 Restructuring of $1.992m reflects the transfer of functions from the Department of Finance ($1.003m) and the transfer of plant and equipment to assist with the establishment of the Digital Transformation Office as its own Executive Agency from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet ($0.989m).

The above statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

2016
$’000
Original budget
$’000
TOTAL EQUITY
Opening balance
Balance carried forward from previous period - -
Adjusted opening balance - -
Comprehensive income
Surplus (Deficit) for the period 1,925 (278)
Total comprehensive income 1,925 (278)
Transactions with owners
Distributions to owners
Returns of capital:
Return of Appropriation (equity injection) (2,226) -
Contributions by owners
Restructuring 1,992 (594)
Appropriation (equity injection) 2,226 2,226
Departmental Capital Budget (DCB) 1,500 -
Total transactions with owners 3,492 1,632
Closing balance as at 30 June 5,417 1,354

Accounting Policy

Equity injections

Amounts appropriated which are designated as ‘equity injections’ for a year (less any formal reductions) and Departmental Capital Budgets (DCBs) are recognised directly in contributed equity in that year.

Other Distributions to Owners

The FRR require that distributions to owners be debited to contributed equity unless it is in the nature of a dividend.

Budget Variances Commentary

Departmental contributed equity for 2015–16 was $1.266 million (57%) higher than the estimate published in the 2015–16 Portfolio Budget Statements. This is attributable to $1.500 million of Departmental Capital Budgets received in Appropriation Act 3 2015–16 and $1.992 million of assets assumed as a result of machinery of Government, offset by the return of $2.226 million equity funding following a section 51 quarantine.

Departmental retained earnings for 2015–16 were $2.203 million higher than the estimate published in the 2015–16 Portfolio Budget Statements. This is mainly attributable to additional Revenue from Government received in additional estimates ($1.370 million) and current year funding for the transfer of function from the Department of Finance ($0.514 million).

The above statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

Cash flow statement

for the period ended 30 June 2016


Notes
2016
$’000
Original budget
$’000
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Cash received
Net GST received 778 -
Appropriations 21,259 28,355
Total cash received 22,037 28,355
Cash used
Employees 10,575 16,990
Suppliers 9,847 11,365
Total cash used 20,422 28,355
Net cash from/(used by) operating activities 3.2 1,615 -
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Cash used
Purchase of property, plant and equipment 2,970 2,226
Purchase of intangibles - -
Total cash used 2,970 2,226
Net cash from/(used by) investing activities (2,970) (2,226)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Cash received
Contributed equity
Equity injections - 2,226
Departmental capital budget 1,500 -
Total cash received 1,500 2,226
Net cash from/(used by) financing activities 1,500 2,226
Net increase/(decrease) in cash held 145 -
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the reporting period - -
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the reporting period 145 -

Budget Variances Commentary

Departmental net cash from operating activities is $1.615 million higher than the estimate published in the 2015–16 Portfolio Budget Statements. This is primarily attributable to the drawing of operating funding to purchase property, plant and equipment ($2.970 million) offset by Departmental Capital Budget funding of $1.500 million.

Departmental net cash used by investing activities is $0.744 million (33%) higher than the estimate published in the 2015–16 Portfolio Budget Statements. This is attributable to an increase in the purchase of property, plant and equipment.

Departmental net cash from financing activities is $0.726 million (33%) lower than the estimate published in the 2015–16 Portfolio Budget Statements. This is attributable to the section 51 quarantine of equity funding ($2.226 million) for the Grants Warehouse offset by Departmental Capital Budget funding ($1.500 million) received in Appropriation Act 3 2015–16.

The above statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

Notes to and forming part of the financial statements

for the period ended 30 June 2016

Overview

Objectives of the Entity

The Digital Transformation Office (the DTO) is a not-for-profit Australian Government controlled Executive Agency established on 1 July 2015.

The objective of the DTO is to transform government services so they are easy to find, simple to use and convenient to access in a secure way.

The DTO is structured to meet one outcome as outlined below:

Outcome 1: To improve the user experience for all Australians accessing government information and services by leading the design, development and continual enhancement of whole-of-government service delivery policies and standards, platforms and joined-up services.

In 2015–16 the DTO’s activities were identified under the following programme:

Programme 1.1: The Digital Transformation Office:

To support the Prime Minister in transforming government services to improve the user experience, cut red tape and ensure services are delivered efficiently.

The continued existence of the DTO in its present form and with its present programmes is dependent on Government policy and on continuing funding by Parliament for the DTO’s administration and programmes.

Basis of preparation of the financial statements

The financial statements are general purpose financial statements and are required by section 42 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with:

a. Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015 (FRR) for reporting periods ending on or after 1 July 2015; and

b. Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) that apply for the reporting period.

The financial statements have been prepared on an accrual basis and in accordance with the historical cost convention, except where certain assets and liabilities are recorded at fair value. Except where stated, no allowance is made for the effect of changing prices on the results or the financial position.

The financial statements are presented in Australian dollars and values are rounded to the nearest thousand dollars unless otherwise specified.

As the DTO was established as an Executive Agency on 1 July 2015, there will be no comparative figures disclosed.

New Australian accounting standards

Adoption of New Australian Accounting Standard requirements

No accounting standard has been adopted earlier than the application date as stated in the standard.

Other new standards, revised standards, interpretations and amending standards that were issued prior to the sign-off date and are applicable to the current reporting period did not have a material financial impact, and are not expected to have a future material financial impact on the DTO.

Future Australian Accounting Standard requirements

No new/revised/amending standards and/or interpretations issued by the AASB prior to the sign-off date are expected to have a future material impact on DTO’s financial statements which are applicable to the DTO for future reporting periods.

Taxation

The DTO is exempt from all forms of taxation except Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) and Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Events after the reporting period

There are no known events occurring after the reporting period that could impact on the financial statements.

Revenue from Government

Amounts appropriated for departmental appropriations for the year (adjusted for any formal additions and reductions) are recognised as Revenue from Government when DTO gains control of the appropriation, except for certain amounts that relate to activities that are reciprocal in nature, in which case revenue is recognised only when it has been earned. Appropriations receivable are recognised at their nominal amounts.

1. Departmental Financial Performance

This section analyses the financial performance of the Digital Transformation Office for the year ended 2016.

1.1 Expenses

2016
$’000
Note 1.1A: Employee benefits
Wages and salaries 4,961
Superannuation
Defined contribution plans 620
Defined benefit plans 245
Leave and other entitlements 755
Separation and redundancies 5
Secondees 4,914
Other 47
Total employee benefits 11,547

Accounting Policy

Accounting policies for employee related expenses is contained in the People and relationships section.

2016
$’000
Note 1.1B: Suppliers
Goods and services supplied or rendered
Consultants, legal and contractors 9,424
Equipment, repairs and maintenance 879
General expenses 685
Information technology and communication 2,163
Travel 1,029
Total goods and services supplied or rendered 14,180
Goods supplied 739
Services rendered 13,441
Total goods and services supplied or rendered 14,180
Other suppliers
Operating lease rentals in connection with
External parties
Minimum lease payments 1,261
Workers compensation expenses 68
Total other supplier expenses 1,329
Total suppliers 15,509
Leasing commitments
Commitments for minimum lease payments in relation to non-cancellable
operating leases are payable as follows:
Within 1 year 1,242
Between 1 to 5 years 3,003
More than 5 years -
Total operating lease commitments 4,245

Note: Commitments are GST inclusive where relevant.

Operating lease commitment - leases for office accommodation

Office accommodation lease payments are subject to periodic increases in accordance with the rent review provisions in the lease agreements.

The DTO has one lease that contains three, one year renewal options. The options require a minimum of six months’ notice if the option for renewal is to be exercised.

The DTO has one MOU for the leasing of premises which has a provision requiring the premises to be restored to their original condition at the conclusion of the lease. The DTO has made a make good provision to reflect the present value of this obligation.

Accounting Policy

Operating lease payments are expensed on a straight-line basis which is representative of the pattern of benefits derived from the leased assets.

A distinction is made between finance leases and operating leases. Finance leases effectively transfer from the lessor to the lessee substantially all the risks and rewards incidental to ownership of leased assets. An operating lease is a lease that is not a finance lease. In operating leases, the lessor effectively retains substantially all such risks and benefits.

1.2 Own-Source Revenue and Gains

Note 1.2A: Resources received free of charge
Audit fee 60
Assets received free of charge 201
Total resources received free of charge 261

Accounting Policy

Resources received free of charge are recognised as revenue when, and only when, a fair value can be reliably determined and the services would have been purchased if they had not been donated. Use of those resources is recognised as an expense. Resources received free of charge are recorded as either revenue or gains depending on their nature.

2. Departmental Financial Position

This section analyses the Digital Transformation Office’s assets used to generate financial performance and the operating liabilities incurred as a result. Employee related information is disclosed in the People and Relationships section.

2.1 Financial Assets

2016
$’000
Note 2.1A: Trade and other receivables
Goods and services receivables
Goods and services 786
Total goods and services receivables 786
Appropriations receivables
Existing programs 9,266
Total appropriations receivable 9,266
Other receivables
Statutory receivables 399
Total other receivables 399
Total trade and other receivables 10,451
Trade and other receivables expected to be recovered
No more than 12 months 10,451
More than 12 months -
Total trade and other receivables 10,451
Trade and other receivables aged as follows
Not overdue 10,451
Overdue by
0 to 30 days -
31 to 60 days -
61 to 90 days -
More than 90 days -
Total receivables (gross) 10,451

Receivables have been assessed for impairment and no allowance has been made as at 30 June 2016.

2.2 Non-Financial Assets

Note 2.2A: Reconciliation of the opening and closing balances of property, plant and equipment and intangibles
Reconciliation of the opening and closing balances of property, plant and equipment and intangibles for 2016
Leasehold improvements
$’000
Plant and equipment
$’000
Computer software internally developed
$’000
Total

$’000
As at 1 July 2015
Gross book value - - - -
Accumulated depreciation/amortisation and impairment - - - -
Total as at 1 July 2015 - - - -
Additions
Purchase 2,644 326 - 2,970
Acquisition of entities or operations (including restructuring) - 391 841 1,232
Depreciation and amortisation (181) (190) (477) (848)
Write-down and impairments recognised in net cost of services (957) - - (957)
Total as at 30 June 2016 1,506 527 364 2,397
Total as at 30 June 2016 represented by
Gross book value
Fair value 1,687 717 841 3,245
Accumulated depreciation/amortisation and impairment (181) (190) (477) (848)
Total as at 30 June 2016 1,506 527 364 2,397

Accounting policy

Asset recognition threshold

Property, plant and equipment is the generic term that covers leasehold improvements and plant and equipment. Purchases of property, plant and equipment and intangibles are recognised initially at cost in the Statement of Financial Position, except for purchases costing less than $2,000, which are expensed in the year of acquisition.

The initial cost of an asset includes an estimate of the cost of dismantling and removing the item and restoring the site on which it is located. This is particularly relevant to ‘make good’ provisions in property leases taken up by the DTO where there exists an obligation to restore the asset to its original condition. These costs are included in the value of the DTO’s leasehold improvements with a corresponding provision for the ‘make good’ recognised.

Intangibles

The entity’s intangibles comprise of internally developed software for internal use. These assets are carried at cost less accumulated amortisation and accumulated impairment losses.

Amortisation rates apply to intangibles and are based of the useful life of 2 to 3 years.

Revaluations

Fair values for each class of asset are determined as shown below:

Asset class Fair value measurement
Leasehold improvements Depreciated replacement cost
Plant and equipment Market selling price or depreciated replacement cost

Depreciation

Depreciable property, plant and equipment assets are written-off to their estimated residual values over their estimated useful lives to the DTO using, in all cases, the straight-line method of depreciation.

Depreciation rates (useful lives), residual values and methods are reviewed at each reporting date and necessary adjustments are recognised in the current, or current and future reporting periods, as appropriate.

Depreciation rates applying to each class of depreciable asset are based on the following useful lives:

2016
Leasehold improvements Lease term
Plant and equipment 2 to 10 years

Impairment

All assets were assessed for impairment during 2016.

Where indications of impairment exist, the asset’s recoverable amount is estimated and an impairment adjustment made if the asset’s recoverable amount is less than its carrying amount.

A write-down of $957,000 was recognised in 2016 for Leasehold Improvements for the write-off of the South Tower of level 3 50 Marcus Clarke Street due to the termination of the lease.

Derecognition

An item of property, plant and equipment is derecognised upon disposal or when no further future economic benefits are expected from its use or disposal.

Prepayments
2016
$’000
Note 2.2B: Prepayments
Prepayments 348
Total prepayments 348
Prepayments expected to be recovered
No more than 12 months 348
More than 12 months -
Total prepayments 348

2.3 Payables

2016
$’000
Note 2.3A: Suppliers
Trade creditors and accruals 5,926
Total suppliers 5,926
Suppliers expected to be settled
No more than 12 months 5,926
More than 12 months -
Total suppliers 5,926

Settlement is usually made within 30 days.

Note 2.3B: Other payables
Salaries and wages 46
Superannuation 7
Lease liability 19
Statutory payable 15
Other payables 13
Total other payables 100
Other payables expected to be settled
No more than 12 months 81
More than 12 months 19
Total other payables 100

Accounting Policy

Supplier and other payables are recognised at amortised cost. Liabilities are recognised to the extent that the goods or services have been received (and irrespective of having been invoiced).

Financial liabilities are recognised and derecognised upon ‘trade date’.

2.4 Other Provisions

2016
$’000
Note 2.4A: Other provisions
Make good provision 325
Total other provisions 325
Other provisions expected to be settled
No more than 12 months -
More than 12 months 325
Total other provisions 325
Make good Provision
$’000
Total
$’000
As at 1 July 2015 - -
Additional provisions made 325 325
Amounts used - -
Gain on reversal of provision - -
Unwinding of discount or change in discount rate - -
Total as at 30 June 2016 325 325

The entity currently has one MOU agreement for the leasing of premises which has a provision requiring the entity to restore the premises to their original condition at the conclusion of the lease.

Accounting Policy

Provision for the restoration of leased premises (makegood) is based on future obligations relating to the underlying assets. The provision is disclosed at the present value of the obligation utilising the appropriate Government bond rate.

3. Funding

This section identifies the Digital Transformation Office funding structure.

3.1 Appropriations

Note 3.1A: Annual appropriations for 2016 (‘recoverable GST exclusive’)
Appropriation Act PGPA Act Total
appropriation
Appropriation applied in 2016 (current and prior years)1 Variance2
Annual Appropriation AFM Section 74 receipts Section 75 payments
$’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000
Departmental
Ordinary annual services 30,011 - - 514 30,525 (20,715) 9,810
Capital Budget3 1,500 - - - 1,500 (1,500) -
Other services
Equity injections4 2,226 - - - 2,226 - 2,226
Total departmental 33,737 - - 514 34,251 (22,215) 12,036
  1. Shared Service Centre spends money from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) on behalf of DTO.
  2. The variance in departmental ordinary annual services is mainly attributable to undrawn current year appropriations due a higher than expected accrued expense balance.
  3. Departmental Capital Budgets are appropriated through Appropriation Acts (No. 1,3,5). They form part of ordinary annual services and are not separately identified in the Appropriation Acts.
  4. The current year Equity injection is shown exclusive of the Section 51 Permanent Quarantine, which has reduced contributed equity by $2.226 million.
Note 3.1B: Unspent annual appropriations (‘recoverable GST exclusive’)
2016
$’000
Authority
Departmental1
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2015–16 7,896
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2015–16 - cash held by the department 145
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2015–16 1,370
Appropriation Act (No 2) 2015–16 - Non Operating Equity Injection 2,226
Total departmental 11,637
  1. The current year Equity injection is shown exclusive of the Section 51 Permanent Quarantine, which has reduced contributed equity by $2.226 million.
Note 3.1C: Disclosure by agent in relation to annual and special appropriations (‘recoverable GST exclusive’)
Shared Service Centre
2016
$’000
Total receipts -
Total payments 22,215

During 2015–16, the Shared Services Centre provided the DTO with Treasury services.

3.2 Cash Flow Reconciliation

Reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents as per Statement of Financial Position to Cash Flow Statement
Cash and cash equivalents as per
Cash Flow Statement 145
Statement of Financial Position 145
Discrepancy -
Reconciliation of net cost of services to net cash from operating activities
Net cost of services (28,600)
Revenue from Government 30,525
Adjustments for non-cash items
Depreciation and amortisation 848
Net write down of non-financial assets 957
Other non-cash items in operating cash 760
Movements in assets and liabilities
Assets
(Increase) / decrease in net receivables (10,451)
(Increase) / decrease in prepayments (348)
Liabilities
Increase / (decrease) in employee provisions 1,573
Increase / (decrease) in supplier payables 5,926
Increase / (decrease) in other payables 100
Increase / (decrease) in other provisions 325
Net cash from/(used by) operating activities 1,615

4. People and Relationships

This section describes a range of employment and post employment benefits provided to our people and our relationships with other key people.

4.1 Employee Provisions

2016
$’000
Note 4.1A: Employee provisions
Leave 1,573
Total employee provisions 1,573
Employee provisions expected to be settled
No more than 12 months 675
More than 12 months 898
Total employee provisions 1,573

Accounting Policy

Liabilities for ‘short-term employee benefits’ (as defined in AASB 119 Employee Benefits) and termination benefits due within twelve months of the end of reporting period are measured at their nominal amounts.

Leave

The liability for employee benefits includes provision for annual leave and long service leave. The leave liabilities are calculated on the basis of employees’ remuneration at the estimated salary rates that will be applied at the time the leave is taken, including the DTO’s employer superannuation contribution rates to the extent that the leave is likely to be taken during service rather than paid out on termination. The provision is disclosed at the present value of the obligation using the short hand method that utilises the appropriate Government bond rate.

No provision has been made for sick leave as all sick leave is non-vesting and the average sick leave taken in future years by employees of the DTO is estimated to be less than the annual entitlement for sick leave.

Superannuation

The DTO’s staff are members of the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS), the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (PSS), the PSS accumulation plan (PSSap) or another fund of their choice.

The CSS and PSS are defined benefit schemes for the Australian Government. The PSSap is a defined contribution scheme.

The liability for defined benefits is recognised in the financial statements of the Australian Government and is settled by the Australian Government in due course. This liability is reported in the Department of Finance’s administered schedules and notes.

The DTO makes employer contributions to the employees’ superannuation scheme. For Commonwealth defined benefits schemes, these rates are determined by an actuary to be sufficient to meet the current cost to the Government. The DTO accounts for the contributions as if they were contributions to defined contribution plans.

The liability for superannuation recognised as at 30 June represents outstanding contributions for the final fortnight of the year.

4.2 Senior Management Personnel Remuneration

2016
$’000
Short-term employee benefits
Salary 1,987
Other 144
Total short-term employee benefits 2,131
Post-employment benefits:
Superannuation 316
Total post-employment benefits 316
Other long-term employee benefits
Annual leave 123
Long-service leave 41
Total other long-term benefits 164
Termination benefits
Termination benefits -
Total termination benefits -
Total senior executive remuneration expenses 2,611

During the year, the total number of senior management personnel that were utilised and are included in the above table is 21. The additional positions reported relate to the short-term employment and secondment arrangements during 2015–16 to support the establishment and development of the DTO. As at 30 June 2016, the DTO has nine senior management positions.

5. Managing Uncertainties

This section analyses how the Digital Transformation Office manages financial risks within its operating environment.

5.1 Contingent Assets and Liabilities

Note 5.1A: Contingent assets and liabilities

The DTO is not aware of any material departmental quantifiable or unquantifiable contingent assets or liabilities as at the signing date that would require disclosure in the financial statements.

Accounting Policy

Contingent liabilities and contingent assets are not recognised in the Statement of Financial Position but are reported in the relevant schedules and notes. They may arise from uncertainty as to the existence of a liability or asset, or represent an asset or liability in respect of which the amount cannot be reliably measured. Contingent assets are disclosed when settlement is probable but not virtually certain and contingent liabilities are disclosed when settlement is greater than remote.

5.2 Financial Instruments

2016
$’000
Note 5.2A: Categories of financial instruments
Financial assets
Loans and receivables
Cash and cash equivalents 145
Goods and services receivables 786
Total loans and receivables 931
Total financial assets 931
Financial liabilities
Financial liabilities measured at amortised cost
Trade creditors and accruals 5,926
Total financial liabilities measured at amortised cost 5,926
Total financial liabilities 5,926

Note 5.2B: Net gains or losses on financial assets

The DTO has no gains or losses on financial instruments

Note 5.2C: Fair value of financial instruments

The fair value of financial instruments approximate their carrying amounts.

Note 5.2D: Credit risk

The DTO is exposed to minimal credit risk as loans and receivables are comprised of cash and goods and services receivable with related entities. The maximum exposure to credit risk is the risk that arises from potential default of a debtor. This amount is equal to the total amount of these outstanding receivables, 2016: $0.786 million. The DTO has assessed the risk of the default on payment and has not allocated any funds to the impairment allowance account

Note 5.2E: Liquidity risk

The DTO’s financial liabilities are suppliers payable. The exposure to liquidity risk is based on the notion that the DTO will encounter difficulty in meeting its obligations associated with financial liabilities. This is highly unlikely due to appropriation funding and mechanisms available to the DTO and internal policies and procedures put in place to ensure there are appropriate resources to meet its financial obligations.

Note 5.2F: Market risk

The DTO holds basic financial instruments that do not expose the DTO to interest risk, currency risk or other price risk.

5.3 Fair Value Measurement

The following tables provide an analysis of assets that are measured at fair value. The remaining assets and liabilities disclosed in the statement of financial position do not apply the fair value hierarchy.

The different levels of the fair value hierarchy are defined below.

Level 1: Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the entity can access at measurement date;

Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly (i.e. as prices) or indirectly (i.e. derived from prices); and

Level 3: Inputs for the asset or liability that are not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs).

Note 5.3A: Fair value measurements, valuation techniques and inputs used

Fair value measurements at the end of the reporting period
2016
$’000
Category (Level 1, 2 or 31) Valuation Technique(s) and Inputs Used2
Non-financial assets
Leasehold improvements 1,506 2 Depreciated replacement cost/market comparables
Plant and equipment 527 2 Depreciated replacement cost/market comparables
Total non-financial assets 2,033

1 DTO’s assets are held for operational purposes and not held for the purposes of deriving a profit.
2 No revaluation has been performed in 2015–16 as all assets were transferred or purchased in the current year representing a proxy for fair value.

6. Other Information

6.1 Restructuring

Note 6.1A: Departmental restructuring

Restructuring

Net assets received from or relinquished to another Australian Government entity under a restructuring of administrative arrangements are adjusted at their book value directly against contributed equity.

During 2015/16, PM&C relinquished $0.989 million in plant and equipment to assist with the establishment of the Digital Transformation Office as its own Executive Agency on 1 July 2015.

As part of the Administrative Arrangement Orders issued by the Government on 21 September 2015, the Gov 2.0 function (and associated assets and liabilities) was transferred from the Department of Finance.

Set up of DTO from PM&C

$’000
GOV 2.0 from Finance

$’000
Total

$’000
Functions assumed
Assets recognised
Appropriation receivable - 431 431
Plant and equipment 989 - 989
Intangibles- internally generated - 841 841
Other non-financial assets (prepayments) - 162 162
Total asset recognised 989 1,434 2,423
Liabilities recognised
Employee provisions - 431 431
Total liabilities recognised - 431 431
Net assets recognised 989 1,003 1,992

6.2. Reporting of Outcomes

As the Digital Transformation Office has one Outcome, the Reporting of Outcomes is disclosed in the Statement of Comprehensive Income and Statement of Financial Position.