- CareersMake a difference to public services for Queensland.
- Proposed audit topicsOur current strategic audit plan details audits we plan to conduct for 2017 to 2020.
The Queensland Audit Office
The Queensland Audit Office is the independent auditor of the Queensland public sector.
We conduct financial audits and performance audits to provide public confidence in the reliability of public sector entity financial statements and operating performance. Through our audit work, we make recommendations that promote accountability and transparency in government, and improvements in service efficiency and effectiveness. We take a constructive approach to how we engage with our clients.
Our unique position provides us with visibility across the entire public sector of matters impacting financial performance and our audit mandate provides us with access to the information we need to develop an evidence-based understanding of operating performance.
Our vision is for better public services for Queenslanders. We strive to use our unique position and mandate to achieve this vision.
We produce reports that contain the results of our financial audits and performance audits.
Reports on the results of our financial audits provide information beyond the individual audit opinions about the key themes impacting sectors as well as factors impacting the financial sustainability of the Queensland Government.
Reports on the results of our performance audits focus on topics of importance to Queensland, examining whether government services have been delivered in a way that is efficient, effective and complying with relevant requirements.
These reports are tabled in parliament and are accessible to all members of the public.
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Our financial audit program progressively audits the financial statements of over 500 public sector entities each year and is paid for by the entities we audit. Through the financial audit, we form an audit opinion which is published with the entities' financial statements.
Our performance audit program is funded by parliament for us to deliver about 10 audits each year. As a performance audit is completed, we produce a report which is tabled in parliament. The topics for our performance audit program are published each year on this site in our Strategic Audit Plan.
This section is about the performance audits that are in progress.
Our good practice resources are published to support public sector entities. They are developed in response to issues we have identified through our audit work.
We present information at events to raise awareness of current and emerging issues related to audit and financial management, sharing the insights we develop from the work we do.
We produce a periodic newsletter — Insights — to raise awareness of our role and activities, and explore current and emerging issues related to audit and financial management.
We produce fact sheets to raise awareness of our role and services, addressing common questions raised by our clients and stakeholders.
Our audit standards govern the way we conduct an audit and provide assurance that our work is carried out in an independent, ethical and professional manner.
We host events for our public sector clients to raise awareness of current and emerging issues related to audit and financial management, sharing the insights we develop from the work we do.
As an integrity office, we provide independent, professional audit services to public sector entities on behalf of the Parliament and Queenslanders.
Our values are vitally important to how we work – we engage with purpose, we challenge ourselves, we deliver on our commitments, and we care about people; and we are uniquely positioned to operate across the entire Queensland public sector for the public good.
As part of our strategy, we invest in our people to be the best in their field and have a specialist graduate program with opportunities in the areas of financial audit, performance audit and information systems audit. As a QAO team member, you are offered professional training, personalised development and great career opportunities.