- FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
- Financial Statement Highlights
- Statement by Directors
- Auditor's Report
- Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income
- Consolidated Balance Sheet
- Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity
- Consolidated Cash Flow Statement
- Statement of Backing of Currency in Circulation
- Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT ON THE AUDIT OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2014
The accompanying financial statements of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (the "Authority"), its subsidiary and Currency Fund, set out on pages 72 to 96, have been audited under my direction. These financial statements comprise the consolidated balance sheet as at 31 March 2014, the consolidated statement of comprehensive income, consolidated statement of changes in equity, consolidated cash flow statement and statement of backing of currency in circulation for the financial year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.
MANAGEMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with the provisions of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Act (Chapter 186, 1999 Revised Edition) and Currency Act (Chapter 69, 2002 Revised Edition) and applicable Singapore Financial Reporting Standards as explained in Note 3.1(a) to the consolidated financial statements, and for such internal controls as management determines are necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
My responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on the audit. The audit was conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Act and Currency Act and having regard to Singapore Standards on Auditing. Those standards require that ethical requirements be complied with, and that the audit be planned and performed to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal controls relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal controls. An audit also includes evaluating, within the context of applicable laws, the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by the management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.
I believe that the audit evidence obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for my audit opinion.
As disclosed in Note 3.1(a) to the consolidated financial statements, the Authority, in preparing these financial statements, is allowed under section 34(3) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Act and section 21(10) of the Currency Act to comply with accounting standards to the extent that it is, in the opinion of the Authority, appropriate to do so, having regard to its objects and functions. As also disclosed in Note 3.1(a), the Authority has considered its responsibilities for managing the Singapore dollar exchange rate and the Official Foreign Reserves and is of the view that, for effective management of Singapore's monetary policy, it would be appropriate not to meet, in some respects, the Singapore Financial Reporting Standards. The financial statements accordingly disclose less information than would be required under those Standards.
Having regard to the power given to the Authority under section 34(3) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Act and section 21(10) of the Currency Act, in my opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, based on the framework of accounting standards adopted by the Authority, the state of affairs of the Authority and its subsidiary as at 31 March 2014 and the financial transactions of the Authority and its subsidiary for the financial year ended on that date.
TAN YOKE MENG WILLIE
27 June 2014