The annual accounts for the SDFI have been prepared and presented in accordance with detailed guidelines stipulated in the Provisions on Financial Management in Central Government (“the Provisions”). The accounts accord with the requirements in Section 3.4.1 of the Provisions and more detailed provisions in circular R-115 of November 2016 from the Ministry of Finance, with the exceptions that apply for the SDFI.
The presentation of reporting to the appropriation accounts and general ledger accounts is prepared on the basis of Section 3.4.2 of the Provisions, the basic principles for the annual accounts:
a) the accounting year matches the calendar year
b) the accounts present all reported expenses and revenues for the accounting year
c) expenses and revenues are shown gross in the accounts
d) the accounts are prepared in accordance with the cash basis.
The reporting presentations of the appropriation accounts and general ledger accounts are prepared on the basis of the same principles, but are grouped in different charts of accounts. These principles correspond with requirements in Section 3.5 of the Provisions on how enterprises shall report to the government accounts. The item “net reported to appropriation accounts” is identical in both presentations.
Pursuant to the requirements in Section 3.7.1 of the Provisions, the enterprise is affiliated with the government’s group account scheme for state-owned companies in Norges Bank.
The presentation of reporting to the appropriation accounts comprises an upper section with the appropriation reporting and a lower section, which shows the enterprise’s listed balances in the capital accounts. The appropriation reporting presents accounting figures reported by the enterprise to the government accounts. These are posted in accordance with the chapters and items in the appropriation accounts the enterprise has at its disposal. The column “Total allocation” shows what the enterprise has at its disposal in the letter of assignment for each government account (chapter/item). The presentation also shows all financial assets and liabilities entered against the enterprise in the government’s capital accounts.
The SDFI receives estimated appropriations. No authorisations have been received or issued to charge from/to chapters/items in other enterprises.
General ledger accounts report
The general ledger accounts report is formatted with an upper part which shows what has been reported to the government accounts in accordance with the standard chart of accounts for state-owned enterprises and a lower part which presents assets and liabilities included in the open account with the state. The general ledger accounts report presents accounting figures reported to the government accounts in accordance with the standard chart of accounts for state-owned enterprises. The report is not formatted in accordance with the method recommended by the Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management (DFØ), but incorporates adjustments which reflect special conditions for public-sector enterprises.