Audit Committee

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The Department has an Audit Committee which forms part of its corporate governance framework. It reviews and over-sees the work of the Department's Internal Audit Unit and advises the Secretary General in relation to risks, controls and governance. The Committee operates under a written Charter signed by the Chairman of the Committee and Secretary General and within the DPER Guidance for Audit Committee Members.

The role of the Audit Committee is, as part of the ongoing systematic review of the business control and corporate governance processes within the Department, to oversee and advise on matters relating to (a) the operations and development of the internal audit function and (b) the business control and risk management environment.

The membership of the Committee is six, four of whom including the Chairman, are external to the Department.

Last modified:20/04/2017