Survey of internal audit in local government in England and Wales

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Published by CIPFA and the Audit Commission in [London] .

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Statement a report prepared by CIPFA and the Audit Commission.
ContributionsChartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy., Audit Commission for Local Authorities in England and Wales.
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In the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced plans to disband the Audit Commission. This was enacted in The local Audit and Accountability Actwhich provided for the abolition of the Audit Commission and established a new framework for the regulation of auditors of local public bodies that reflects the current framework for the regulation of company auditors.

The Audit Commission regulates local government audits in England and used to in Wales. 2 It sets audit standards for local governments, chooses the auditors of each local government, establishes a formula to determine standard audit fees (although the auditor and client determine the actual fees) and evaluates the audit quality provided by these auditors by: 3.

The Relevant Internal Audit Standard Setters for the various parts of the UK public sector are shown below, along with the types of organisations in which the PSIAS should be applied. SECTOR / RELEVANT INTERNAL AUDIT STANDARD SETTER Central Government NHS Local Government CIPFA UK Local authorities.

England and Wales only The Office of the Police. The audit workpaper review helps to ensure public officials rely on accurate audit reports and recommendations. A survey was sent to local government chief auditors in the United States to learn about their audit and audit review processes.

Survey analysis reveals the quality of audit workpaper review is a function of auditor training, audit Cited by: 1. The main statutory provisions concerning the Auditor General and the Wales Audit Office can be found in that (Assembly) Act and in the Public Audit (Wales) Act Further functions in relation to the audit of specific public bodies have been conferred on the Auditor General in numerous Acts of the UK Parliament and Acts of the National Assembly.

In CIPFA conducted surveys of audit committees in UK local authorities and of police audit committees in England and Wales. The survey findings are set out in a series of briefings on key themes, including audit committee effectiveness, working with internal audit and training and support for the committee.

The Relevant Internal Audit Standard Setters for the various parts of the UK public sector are shown below, along with the types of organisations in which the PSIAS should be applied.

SECTOR / RELEVANT INTERNAL AUDIT STANDARD SETTER Central Government NHS Local Government CIPFA UK Local authorities. England & Wales only The Office of the Police.

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Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS) which came into force on 1 April and are applicable to all public sector bodies in the UK. PSIAS include a definition of Internal Auditing and provides detail on the main areas where internal audit activity must contribute to improvement including governance, risk management and internal control.

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Under the Public Audit (Wales) Actthe Wales Audit Office was appointed as the auditor to local government bodies and employed firms to carry out audit work under delegation.

The Public Audit (Wales) Act amended the Public Audit (Wales) Act to make the Auditor General the appointed auditor and move the model closer to that which. The Auditor General also audits local government bodies in Wales, conducts local government value for money studies and inspects for compliance with the requirements of the Local Government (Wales) Measure The Auditor General undertakes his work using staff and other resources provided by the Wales Audit.

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About a quarter of local governments are audited by one of six private sector auditors (including three of the Big 4). Actual results indicate that audit quality differences are associated with the number of governmental audit clients and local government type.

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State and local governments have standards distinct from those of the federal government. As such, accounting and auditing standards can be classified into three areas: (1) private industry standards, (2) federal government standards, and (3) state and local government standards.

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The public audit agencies, the National Audit Office, the Northern Ireland Audit Office, the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England, the Wales Audit Office and Audit Scotland have established the Public Audit Forum to provide a focus for developmental thinking in relation to public audit.

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