The Department is responsible for managing the internal audit function in order to enhance oversight in the management of public resources. The Department performs the following specific functions:

a) Conduct audit assignments in order to provide assurance on internal controls

and governance systems;

b) Review risk management processes in order to ascertain their effectiveness;

c) Provide Secretariat services to the Audit Committee in order to facilitate their


d) Monitor the implementation of internal and external audit recommendations in

order to inform decision making;

e) Maintain an internal audit database for easy retrieval of information;

f) Verify domestic arrears in order to provide assurance on the accuracy of


g) Prepare and consolidate monthly, quarterly and annual audit reports for decision


h) Provide advisory services to management and other stakeholders for informed

decision making;

i) Verify stock and assets in order to provide checks and balances in the

management of public stores;

j) Conduct Information Systems audits in order to identify risks in the adoption

and use of existing and emerging technologies; and

k) Conduct compliance audits in order to ensure adherence to legislation, policies,

guidelines and regulations.

The Department is headed by a Director of Internal Audit and assisted by

One Principal Internal Auditor.