"Agency Advice Unit Checklist"
Agency Advice Unit Checklist Application for Advance to the Finance Minister - 2007-2008 Agency: Complete Date 1. Confirm the following details have been correctly entered by the agency: Agency: the full name of the Agency as identified in the Appropriation Acts □ Appropriation: the title of the Appropriation Act under which the AFM is sought □ Description: the appropriation item (e.g. departmental outputs, administered expenses) □ Outcome: the outcome number and description as published in the Appropriation Acts □ 2. Confirm the calculation of ‘Amount required from AFM’ is correct: All ‘sources of available appropriations’ relevant to the application are included (e.g. □ Appropriation Acts, section 31 receipts, section 32 transfers, etc) The ‘total amount spent’ and ‘total unspent appropriations’ agrees with the figures in a □ current ACM Appropriation Balance Report The figures in the table have been calculated correctly □ The ‘appropriations required’ agrees with the ‘explanation of requirements from AFM’ □ The ‘amount required from AFM’ has been calculated correctly □ 3. Check that the AFM category references the correct subsections of the □ Appropriation Act under which the AFM is sought 4. Ensure the ‘explanation of requirements from AFM’ clearly identifies why there is □ a need for an issue from the AFM and justifies the ‘amount required’ 5. Confirm that the explanation for the ‘urgent’ criterion fulfils the requirements set □ out in the AFM guidance available on the Finance website 6. Confirm that the explanation for the ‘erroneous omission’ or ‘understatement’ or □ ‘unforeseen’ criterion fulfils the requirements set out in the AFM guidance 7. Provide the Application for AFM form and this checklist to the Appropriations □ Management Team, Cash Management Branch Recommendation by Support / Do Not Support AAU Branch Manager: Name: Signature: Date: AAU Contact Officer: