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Performance auditing in the Australian Federal public sector

Lee D. Parker

Performance auditing in the Australian Federal public sector

a mutable masque

by Lee D. Parker

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Published by Flinders University of South Australia in Adelaide .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementLee D. Parker and James G.Guthrie.
SeriesAccounting and finance research papers -- 5/91
ContributionsGuthrie, James G., Flinders University of South Australia.
The Physical Object
Pagination37p. ;
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13792888M

Improving Public Sector Efficiency: Challenges and Opportunities by Teresa Curristine, Zsuzsanna Lonti and Isabelle Joumard* This article examines key institutional drivers that may contribute to improving public sector efficiency and focuses on one of them in more detail: performance information and . This guide has been developed by CPA Australia on behalf of the Australian Auditing and Accounting Public Policy Committee (APPC), which comprises representatives of BDO, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG, PwC, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

  Welcome to the Public Sector Audit Center (formerly the American Center for Government Auditing), the premier resource for auditors in the public sector. Supported by The IIA — the internal audit profession’s global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator — the Center was established to. A public sector audit refers to audits covering the government, healthcare, education, charities and other public non-for-profit organisations. There are accounting firms that specialise in such public sector audits, not only providing general auditing services, but other advice, such as how effectively these organisations can make use of.

created the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) to oversee the auditing profession for the private sector. The SEC has oversight responsibility over FASB and PCAOB. The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) was created to establish the financial reporting and accounting standards for the federal government. The. This is a modern definition of audit in Public sector and does not constrict itself with only cash audit, which was the case originally. For sound and effective functioning of government and to ascertain that the benefit of public funds being used, reach the lowest strata of society and to every individual, audit is an indispensable tool.


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Performance auditing in the Australian Federal public sector by Lee D. Parker Download PDF EPUB FB2

Abstract. Utilizing Porter’s () theoretical framework for historical narrative analysis, this article examines the history of performance auditing in the Australian federal public sector.

The analysis considers four crucial events in the period ‐98 the Royal Commission on Australian Government Administration (), the Australian National Audit Office efficiency audit developments (), the Joint Committee of Public Accounts Inquiry Cited by: The first definitive textbook on government performance auditing.

Updated with the latest audit standards, internal control guidance and reflecting current issues in the profession. Written by two. In the Australian context, most writers on public sector performance auditing have used Cutt's () description of efficiency to provide an insight into the perceived purpose of.

performance auditing (variously titled ‘value-for-money’, ‘efficiency’ and ‘performance’ auditing). This practice has particularly been in evidence since the s and has continued in various forms to the present time, across federal and state public sectors under the auspices of their respective Auditors Size: 2MB.

Future audit & assurance FEE’s project “Getting involved in public sector assurance” starts off with Performance auditing in the Australian Federal public sector book information paper on the performance audit; an independent examination on whether the activities of public organisations are economical.

The ANAO’s performance audit activities involve the independent and objective assessment of all or part of an entity’s operations and administrative support systems. Public Sector Performance Measurement and Reporting – October Level 24 35 Collins Street Melbourne Vic. Telephone 61 3 Facsimile 61 3 Victorian Auditor-General’s Report October – Public Sector Performance Measurement and Reporting.

The Office of the Auditor General acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures, and to. Government Auditing Standards, published in a document called the Yellow Book, incorporate the AICPA standards and provide extensions that are necessary due to the unique nature of public entities.

Which of the following is not one of the extensions. A) Public availability of audit reports. B) Written evaluation of internal controls. The efficiency audit programme of the Australian Audit Office, which began officially inwas the first substantial move towards performance auditing in Australia.

The history of that programme is outlined in support of an argument that the nature and purpose of public‐sector performance audit have not been fully settled.

Far from being an established discipline, performance audit is. The Role of Auditing in Public Sector Governance This practice guide presents information on the importance of the public sector audit activity to effective governance and defines the key elements needed to maximize the value the public sector audit activity provides to all levels of government.

The practice guide is intended to point. In this decade we have witnessed in the Australian public sector tremendous pressures for change in the name of accountability and efficiency.

Changes have occurred in public sector management and in public sector accounting. Techniques such as programme budgeting, financial management initiatives, enhanced annual reporting and performance audits have all been promoted.

Standard-Setting Guides. GAO is the supreme audit institution for the United States. Federal and state auditors look to GAO to provide standards for internal controls, financial audits, and other types of government audits. funded public sector - a sector in “business” that is at times given as “a second billing” because most prefer to research organisations that are investor funded.

This thesis is my contribution to knowledge of the role, governance, assurance, and performance of audit committees in the public (Government) sector as distinct from the private. The reporting requirements of ASAE are replaced with those contained in INTOSAI Standard ISSAI Standard for Performance Auditing (ISSAI ).

View the Australian National Audit Office Auditing Standards on the Federal provides an avenue for public officials to report suspected wrong doing in the Australian public sector.

The. Operational auditing Any compliance or fi nancial audit can also be an operational audit (it may be called a performance audit in the public sector).

Operational auditing uses the three Es but it differs from compliance and fi nancial auditing, as shown in the table, below. The aim of operational auditing. This guidance updated by The IIA is intended to clarify the importance of the public sector audit activity to effective governance and defines the key elements needed to maximize the value the audit activity provides to all levels of the public sector.

The guidance is intended to point to the roles of audit (without differentiating between external and internal), methods by which those roles can be fulfilled, and the. process, including public comments and input from the Comptroller General’s Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards (Advisory Council).

The Advisory Council consists of experts in financial and performance auditing and reporting from federal, state, and local government; the private sector; and academia.

The views of all parties. Public-sector auditing is essential in that it provides legislative and oversight bodies, those charged with governance and the general public with information and inde- pendent and objective assessments concerning the stewardship and performance of government policies, programmes or opera.

Internal and External Auditing in a Public Sector Context This guidance addresses the role of public sector auditing, including both internal and external public sector auditing. Myriad public sector audit activities and reporting rela-tionships exist among different jurisdictions and in different forms of government.

The. ENDORSEMENT VERSION - ISSAI - Fundamental Principles of Public-sector Auditing 3 INTRODUCTION 4 PURPOSE AND AUTHORITY OF THE ISSAIs 5 FRAMEWORK FOR PUBLIC-SECTOR AUDITING 6 Mandate 6 Public-sector auditing and its objectives 7 Types of public-sector audit 8 ELEMENTS OF PUBLIC-SECTOR AUDITING 8 The three parties 9.Exhibit 2 Percentage of Public Sector Respondents per Region Note: Q15a: In which part of the public sector do you work or provide audit services?

n = 2, Core government at federal, state, or local level (for example, governing entities or government departments/ agencies) Government-owned market enter-prise or public sector corporation.By: Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA From $ Quality Assessment Manual for the Internal Audit Activity (QA Manual).