Quality Assurance in the Office of the Auditor General

9th October, 2009

The strengthening of SAI’s quality assurance systems for financial audits was identified as one of the priority needs during the IDI-CAROSAI Capacity Building Needs Assessment Survey carried out in 2008.

Consequently, Miss Marsha V E Meade, Deputy Auditor General and Miss Roselyn J Allen, Audit Manager attended a Quality Assurance in Financial Audits Workshop in Kingston Jamaica from 7-16 September 2009.

The auditors are expected to carry out QA reviews in their SAI and test the QA manual. The teams will reconvene in December 2009 for a peer and expert feedback on their QA reviews. At the end of this programme, each participating SAI would have a team trained in conducting QA reviews for financial audits and a QA manual adapted to their environment and in line with international best practice..