PRESS RELEASE BY THE NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE: Report on the work and activities of the National Audit Office – 2016

Auditor General Charles Deguara presented to the Speaker of the House of Representatives An?lu Farrugia the annual report on the Work and Activities of the National Audit Office (NAO) for the year ending 31 December 2016.

The Auditor General introduced the report with an overview of the activities, developments, tasks, and achievements by the NAO for the year being reported on.

The Report, which has been produced in a revamped user-friendly format this year, thanks to an internal editorial team led by Deputy Auditor General Noel Camilleri, essentially provides an outline of the NAO’s performance and key achievements for the year 2016. It also provides Management’s plans to address the current challenges being faced by the Office. It refers to the various NAO publications throughout 2016, which included Financial and Compliance, Performance, Special and Investigative, and IT Audit Reports.

A graphic description of the human resources capability of the NAO in terms of staff composition and professional background has also been presented.

An account has been given of the NAO’s interaction with the Public Accounts Committee and NAO Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives throughout 2016. Furthermore, ongoing cooperation with other institutions, such as the Government Administration, other Auditors, University of Malta, media, Civil Society, and participation in Committees, has also been referred to.

The Report highlights the main local and overseas meetings in which NAO senior officials actively participated. Overseas events included participation at the EU Network of Supreme Audit Institutions (the EU Contact Committee) Meetings, as well as the XXII International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI) Congress held last December in Abu Dhabi.

As of this year, this publication includes the Audited Financial Statements of the National Audit Office.

Source: Government of Malta