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Inquiry Details

Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Audit Office of NSW

The Committee is inquiring into the efficiency and effectiveness of the Audit Office of NSW. In accordance with s. 48A of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983, the Committee has also appointed a reviewer to examine the auditing practices and standards of the Auditor-General and determine whether the Auditor-General is complying with those practices and standards in the carrying out of the Audit 1983.

The Public Accounts Committee has appointed a Reviewer to examine the auditing practices and standards of the Auditor-General and determine whether the Auditor-General is complying with those practices and standards in the carrying out of the Auditor-General's functions under the Act.

The Committee will also inquire into the efficiency and effectiveness of the Audit Office of NSW.

In particular, the Inquiry will focus on:

  • Whether the Audit Office of NSW provides value for money financial audit services, in comparison with the services and fees of similar organisations;
  • Whether the Performance Audits conducted by the Audit Office provide value for money by meeting their objectives and contributing to improved accountability by government agencies within New South Wales;
  • Whether the process of selecting topics for performance and compliance audits is based on robust methodology;  Whether the selection of agencies for compliance audit is robust and based on a consideration of the particular risks of that agency;
  • Whether the Audit Office has adequate resources to carry out its functions; and
  • The effectiveness of the Audit Office's communication with clients, particularly in relation to establishing a joint understanding of expected audit fees, the scope of performance and compliance programs, and the provision of advice.

 Terms of Reference - Review of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Audit Office of NSW

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