Report on the Audit of Cost Recovery (Phase 2) including the Impact of the New Funding Model

9. Audit Opinion and Conclusion

In my opinion, current business processes are streamlined and standardized to support cost recovery objectives. Going forward, planned changes for the new funding model will significantly contribute to stronger partnerships with client departments and will further enable the Department to assist and inform whole-of-government decision making on legal issues.

Opportunities exist to enhance the timely approval of legal service agreements and to design controls over the new monitoring process for the recognition of revenues and reconciliation of legal service costs against advance payments.

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