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The Audit department in Amuria is responsible for:
Assisting Chief Administrative Officer (C.A.O.) in responding to Auditor General’s queries.
Check effectiveness and efficiencies of internal controls in Financial Management Systems of the Amuria.
Conduct Human Resource Audits mainly involving checking through appointment letters and verification of the same.
Performing procurement audits-Verification of works done in the fields.
Performing Sub county audits of Primary, Secondary, Health Centres, Projects in the district.
Improvement in the Financial Management Systems and report formats: for example Audit reports have greatly improved.
There is great improvement in the relationship between Audit and other departments in Amuria district.
Certification procedures have been instituted to ensure shoddy work is not done.
“Air supply”(Payment for goods not received ) has greatly reduced due to routine monitoring activities
Challenges Facing the Audit Department:Inadequate Finances
Fear of Internal Audit department as fault finders versus system improvements.
Slow response of auditees to management letters.
Absenteeism of auditees in offices: Even on appointment, they create emergencies.
Proposed Solutions:More funding to care take more activities including lobbying tactics.
Training management on professionals with auditors.
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