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Inquiry Details

Quadrennial Review of the Audit Office 2013

Under section 48A of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983 (the Act), the Public Accounts Committee is obliged to appoint a reviewer to conduct a review of the Auditor-General and his or her Office at least every four years. The review is to examine the auditing practices and standards of the Auditor-General and to determine whether the Auditor-General is complying with those practices and standards.
This inquiry was self-referred on 21 February 2013.

Under section 48A of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983, the review will 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. In particular, the review will: · Assess the audit methodologies used by the Audit Office of NSW, having regard to: · compliance with current professional standards and legal requirements and · compliance with statutory responsibilities under the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983 · Assess the Audit Office's response to the previous statutory review undertaken in 2009 · Address any matters that may be referred to the review by the Committee during the course of the review.


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