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Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organisation’s operations. It helps an organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. [© 1999 copyright Institute of Internal Auditors]

The Internal Audit Activity is responsible for ensuring that a comprehensive programme of internal audit activity is carried out annually throughout the Department. The purpose of this work is to provide assurance that controls and procedures are operated in accordance with best practice and with the appropriate regulations, and to make recommendations for the improvement of such controls and procedures. The Activity reports to the Secretary General and the Audit Committee and it conforms to the Audit Standards of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and to the Standards and Ethics of the Institute of Internal Auditors. The scope of Internal Audit covers all activities and systems (including IT systems) throughout the Department and bodies funded by the Department.

Last modified:10/07/2018