Ensuring Value for Money

The Mercury Newspaper recently (Wednesday, 20 July 2016) published an article reporting our future audit project examining the use of credit cards by council general managers, mayors, councillors and aldermen. As reported in the article, credit cards are a useful …

The value of good people

How often do you consider the value of the people you work with?  This is a question that I have reflected on a lot lately in my new role as Auditor-General of Tasmania. Prior to becoming the Auditor-General, I worked …

Marching Forward

March is significant for the Tasmanian Audit Office for a number of reasons including the need to finalise our annual plan of work for the forthcoming financial year, and finalise volume four of the Auditor-General’s Reports to Parliament following completion …

Timely Effort

At the time of writing, two reports to Parliament by our Performance Audit team were in the final throws of completion ready for tabling on 25 February and, particularly pleasing, was the timely completion of our audit of the financial …

Congratulations are in Order.

Congratulations to Rod Whitehead on his appointment as Auditor-General. In this role Rod will have three wonderful opportunities: firstly, to make a difference by identifying opportunities for improvement in the Tasmanian public sector including local government secondly, to interact with …

December: Still Much to Do

December sees my Office as busy as ever (no rest for the auditor!) as we finalised reports from our financial audit responsibilities, with wonderful support from our Corporate staff, and commence planning 2016 financial statement audits. My analysis of the …

Adding Relevance and Continuous Improvement

November is a great time for staff in the TAO. It sees the completion of reports to Parliament on outcomes of financial statement audits, commencement of detailed planning for 2016 and preparation of budgets. Also of particular interest this year …

Confidentiality and Disclosure

  In last month’s blog I noted that ‘our next critical milestone is completion of all other financial statement audits by 28 September’. Phew, we got there with 92% of audits completed by that date and, at the time of …

Financial Reporting Deadlines

As anyone who has some knowledge on annual financial reporting might expect, the last five or so weeks were particularly busy for our financial statement auditors and TAO’s finance staff as we completed audits and our own financial report under …

Infrastructure: Long-term Planning

Well done to my Office’s performance audit team on completion and tabling of our report titled ‘Capital works programming and management’ on 18 August. Generally a reasonably good result for the three agencies involved in the Audit – Treasury, Education …

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