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The staff of National Audit Office have today, 1/11/2017, cordially welcome the newly appointed Auditor-General, Mr Caleb Sandy to the office. The staff of the office are looking forward to working closely with Mr Caleb in achieving the office mission and vision;

 The Office is grateful and proud to have Mr Henry McGregor back. He will be here up until 23 November to finalize the WOG 2014 Audit report, VFSC 2010- 2015 Audit and to conduct training on Compliance audit.

Upcoming Events

Three Staff from the National Audit Office will be attending a training on TeamMate Oceania User Forum from 12 – 14 November 2017 at Melbourne, Australia.

Two Staff to attend the IDI Stakeholder Strategy Development Workshop in Cambodia from 27 November – 8 December 2017

Recent Activities

The Acting Auditor-General, recently joined the other Head of SAI’s around the Pacific in its 20th PASAI Congress in Tuvalu from the 8th to 11th August  2017;

Vanuatu National Audit Office have launched its Corporate Plan 2017 – 2021 together with its new website on the 20th of July 2017. This special ceremony was officiated by Honorable John Sala;

The Acting Auditor-General is proud to announce that the Proposed Office Structure that was submitted to PSC have been approved on the 12th June 2017.Below is the newly approved structure;

Auditor-General’s Welcome
As the Auditor-General of Vanuatu, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Audit Office website. Our website aims to educate and help people understand and be aware of the services provided by the Office to the Government and people of Vanuatu. The users will be able to access and download information about the Office including published audit reports and other pertinent information. One of the major highlights of information about the Office that could be found in the website is the Office’s Corporate Plan.
This Corporate Plan addresses recommendation by providing a written guide and strategic framework for the comprehensive development of the Audit Office.
There are many benefits to Parliament, the Government and the people of Vanuatu in having a strong, independent and effective Office. At a strategic level, one of the main benefits is that of helping to ensure “good governance” through improved transparency, accountability and efficiency. This is achieved operationally by:
• Certifying that the money collected by Government is spent in accordance with the wishes of Parliament;
• An Independent review and appraisal of all systems of control throughout the public sector (not just the financial controls);
• Determining the extent of compliance with procedures, policies, regulations and legislations;
• Providing reassurance to Parliament that their agreed policies are being carried out effectively as regards to control of the risks associated with these policies;
• Facilitating good practice in managing risks;
• Recommending improvements in control, performance and productivity;
• Reviewing the value-for-money that all organisations within the public sector provide;
• Saving money by identifying waste and inefficiency;
• Advising on better ways of achieving the Government’s objectives; and
• Helping to ensure that assets and interests are safeguarded from fraud.

In addition to the Corporate Plan, there are other useful information in the site that will educate you more on the work of the Office.
Thank you for visiting our website and I encourage you to visit again to stay updated as we continue to “promote good governance through auditing”.

Caleb Sandy
Auditor-General