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Audit Department


Last updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:18 PM

MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission is to bring about good government through the promotion of greater accountability and transparency.

OBJECTIVE AND PURPOSE

To develop a cadre of highly motivated and a professional staff providing the best quality of audit service to the State.

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The functions and responsibilities of the Director of Audit are enshrined in Section 82 of the Constitution and the Finance and Audit Act of Grenada.

One of the main functions of the Audit Office is to promote proper accountability and transparency in government departments and other entities, and to act as agents of change.  Other functions include the following:

  • To examine and report on the Consolidated Fund; revenue accounts; annual public sector departmental accounts and any other accounts relating to government funds.
  • To check that expenditure is applied only to purposes for which it was approved and that it conforms to the authority, which governs it.
  • To determine whether value for money is obtained in the use of resources; the examination to embrace economy, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • To determine the extent to which due regard has been given to proposals made by a Public Accounts Committee or similar body.

APPOINTMENT OF THE DIRECTOR OF AUDIT

The appointment of the Director of Audit is enshrined in Section 87 of the Grenada Constitution Order. 

In summary, the Director of Audit is appointed by the Governor General acting in accordance with the advice of the Public Service Commission (PSC), after the PSC has consulted the Prime Minister.

Role of the Director of Audit
The main duties of the Director of Audit are:

  • To carry out the responsibilities of Chief Accounting Officer of the Audit Department.
  • To audit the Public Accounts of Grenada, the accounts of all officers and authorities of the Government of Grenada, the accounts of all courts in Grenada (including any accounts of the Court of Appeal or High Court maintained in Grenada), the accounts of the Clerk to the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  • To report to Parliament on the accounts listed above; and
  • To assist Parliament through the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) during its meeting to discuss the report and the accounts.

SERVICES

  • Auditing Services
  • Members of staff of the Audit Department are trained by qualified Audit Trainers from the Audit Department. In addition to this, they provide training to Accounts/Finance Officers from other Government Ministries and Departments in areas of financial related matters.

 

Audit Reports

ASSOCIATED BODIES/LINKS

International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions            www.intosai.org
Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institution                  www.carosai.org

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director of Audit - Isha Abraham
Deputy Director of Audit – Philbert Charles

Mailing Address  
Mt. Wheldale
ST. GEORGE
Grenada, W.I.

Email: audit@gov.gd
Tel:  (473) 440-2264/6518
Fax:  (473) 435-0079

 

 

 

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