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The Internal Audit Service conducts internal auditing at the Ministry to provide an independent and objective assurance on the efficiency and effectiveness of the Ministry’s governance, risk management and internal control processes. It is responsible for identifying and analysing the risks the Ministry faces and for assesing the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls in place. These internal controls, inter alia, ensure the achievement of the Ministry’s set objectives, the reliability of data, the accuracy and transparency of reporting, the economy of the Ministry’s operations, the efficiency of public funds use, the protection of assets and compliance with the relevant acts, regulations, guidelines, procedures and contracts. Based on the findings of internal audits, the Internal Audit Service issues recommendations for improvement to the Ministry. With its consulting activities and awareness raising, it assists the staff of the Ministry in introducing the relevant changes with a view to continuously improving the Ministry’s operations.