- Report Published -
|Annual Comprehensive Financial Report of the Office of the Comptroller|
|Comptroller of Virginia|
|For financial reporting purposes, the Commonwealth’s reporting entity consists of (1) the primary government, (2) component unit organizations for which the primary government is financially accountable (blended component units), and (3) other component unit organizations for which the nature and significance of their relationship with the primary government is such that exclusion would cause the reporting entity’s financial statements to be misleading or incomplete (discrete component units). The funds and accounts of all agencies, boards, commissions, foundations, and authorities that have been identified as part of the primary government or a component unit have been included. GASBS No. 39, "Determining Whether Certain Organizations Are Component Units—an amendment of GASB Statement No. 14", was implemented in fiscal year 2004 and requires the inclusion of numerous organizations that raise and hold funds for the direct benefit of the primary government. Further information can be found in Note 1.B. to the Financial Statements. |
Section 2100 of the GASB "Codification of Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards" describes the criteria for determining which organizations, functions, and activities should be considered part of the Commonwealth for financial reporting purposes. The basic criteria include appointing a voting majority of an organization’s governing body, as well as the Commonwealth’s ability to impose its will on that organization, or the potential for the organization to provide specific financial benefits to, or impose specific financial burdens on, the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth’s discretely presented major component units are the Virginia Housing Development Authority, Virginia Public School Authority, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
The Commonwealth and its component units provide a wide range of services and funding to its citizens, including elementary, secondary and higher education; health and human services; economic development; environment and natural resources; public safety, corrections, and regulation; transportation; agriculture; and general government services. The financial activities associated with these services are reflected in both summary and detail throughout the CAFR.