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Jakarta financial report given unqualified opinion for second year running

Jakarta financial report given unqualified opinion for second year running Jakarta administration officials hold a plenary meeting at City Hall in Central Jakarta on Wednesday to celebrate news that the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) had given an unqualified opinion for the administration's 2018 financial report. (JP/Sausan Atika)
Sausan Atika
Jakarta   ●   Wed, May 15, 2019 2019-05-15 19:19 731 db1d47cf6ffbed4060cffaa87381de7a 1 City Jakarta-administration,BPK,BPK-recommendation,financial-audit,financial-authority,City-Hall,budget-allocation,budget-disbursement Free

The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) gave on Wednesday an unqualified opinion for Jakarta’s 2018 financial report, meaning the city administration has achieved the highest audit grade two years in a row.

An unqualified opinion reflects an auditor’s judgement that a financial statement is fairly and appropriately presented.

“Based on the BPK’s audit of the Jakarta administration’s 2018 financial report, including the implementation of the administration’s plans, an unqualified opinion was granted,” BPK deputy head Bahrullah Akbar said during a plenary meeting at City Hall.

The announcement was met with cheers from administration officials in the plenary room, who help posters expressing gratitude and appreciation to officials for maintaining the highest audit grade.

Nevertheless, Bahrullah said the audit agency still found several problems in the financial report.

One problem was an unfinished asset inventory, while the audit also identified that Jakarta Smart Card Plus (KJP) and Jakarta Excellent Student Card (KJMU) funds had yet to be distributed.

Bahrullah said the BPK gave the administration 60 days after receiving the full audit report to follow up on the agency’s recommendations. (sau)