FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF OTTAWA MACDONALD-CARTIER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY
December 31, 2014
MANAGEMENT’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Management of Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority is responsible for the integrity of the accompanying financial statements and all other information in this Annual Report. The financial statements have been prepared by management in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles, which for publicly accountable enterprises, and in the case of the Authority, require International Financial Reporting Standards. Their preparation necessarily involves the use of management’s best estimates and careful judgement, particularly in those circumstances where transactions affecting a current period are dependent upon future events. All financial information in the Annual Report is consistent with the information and data contained in the financial statements.
To discharge its responsibilities for financial reporting and safeguarding of assets, management believes that it has established appropriate systems of internal accounting control which provide reasonable assurance that the financial records are reliable and form a proper basis for the timely and reliable preparation of financial statements.
The Board of Directors discharges its responsibilities for the financial statements primarily through its Audit Committee, which is composed solely of directors who are neither officers nor employees of the Authority. This committee meets periodically with management and the independent auditors to review performance and to discuss audit, internal control, accounting policy, and financial reporting matters. The Audit Committee reports its findings to the Board of Directors which reviews and approves annual financial statements. These financial statements were reviewed by the Audit Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.
The financial statements have been audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, who were appointed at the annual general meeting. Their report is presented below.
Chief Executive Officer
John G. Weerdenburg, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Ottawa Ontario Canada
February 25, 2015
INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT
To the Directors of Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority, which comprise the balance sheet as at December 31, 2014 and the statements of operations and comprehensive income, changes in equity, and cash flows for the year then ended, and the related notes, which comprise a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.
MANAGEMENT’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, and for such internal control as management determines is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit 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 control 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 control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority as at December 31, 2014 and its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.
Chartered Professional Accountants,
Licensed Public Accountants
February 25, 2015