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The Internal Audit Service is responsible for conducting independent audits of financial management systems to ensure compliance with the principles of legality, transparency, efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the operations of the Ministry and bodies thereof.

It conducts audit risk assessments of all organisational units of the Ministry and its bodies and carries out extraordinary internal audits. The Service drafts strategic work plans ranking the Ministry’s units according to the assessed risk and determining the timeline for their audits within the audit cycle in order to ensure periodical audits of all units in accordance with the availability of the Service’s resources.

It keeps a register of conducted internal and external audits and issued recommendations and the implementation thereof and prepares annual work plans for periodic internal audits of selected highest-risk units and advisory projects within the given year and plans advisory activities.

The Service also provides advice to the Minister and other interested parties at the Ministry or bodies within it and strives to constantly improve the quality of its work through new methodologies and by introducing new audit methods and techniques into practice.

It also cooperates with external audit institutions.