INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT
The mission of the Internal Audit Department is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services that evaluate the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes.
The Internal Audit Charter sets forth the authority and responsibilities of the Internal Audit and provides guidelines for its interaction with various departments of Parliament and senior management. The purpose of the Internal Audit is to determine whether Parliament’s control, risk management and governance processes, as designed and implemented by management are adequate and functioning to ensure that:
- Risks are appropriately identified and managed.
- Financial, managerial, and operating is accurate, reliable and timely.
- Officers’ actions are in compliance with Parliament’s policies and procedures, and applicable laws and regulations.
- Resources are acquired economically, used efficiently and adequately protected.
- Adherence to Quality Management System standard. International Standards Organization (ISO 9001:2008) and continuous improvement are fostered in the Parliament’s control process.
- Plans and objectives are achieved.
- The department also exists to compliment the oversight role of the Auditor General (AG).
- The Internal Audit is established in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) 11/2009, chapter 22:19 section 80.