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INTERNAL AUDIT

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

operations;

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

information;

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

making;

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.