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- 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 to help you meet your reporting obligations and provide parliament and members of the public, with confidence about the reliability of your financial statements. Because we work across the entire public sector, we are able to identify opportunities to apply your good practice into other entities and also identify opportunities where you may improve.
We conduct performance audits to examine the efficiency and effectiveness of public services. Because we consult widely to develop our performance audit program, you can be confident that our audits will focus on perceived areas of concern by your stakeholders. Performance audits provide an opportunity to address these concerns with a constructive, evidence-based approach.
Our challenge is to develop meaningful insights and recommendations for improvement. Your challenge is to implement them. By working effectively together, we hope that the result is better public services for Queenslanders.
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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Audits in progress
This section is about performance audits that are currently in progress and our reports to parliament on the results of our financial audits.
When delivering a performance audit, it goes through a number of stages—planning, conduct and reporting. During the conduct stage, we welcome information from members of the public which can be made via a submission on the contact us section of our website, or via the table below.
In addition to the performance audit program, we have a financial audit program that progressively audits the financial statements of over 500 public sector entities each year.
We table reports on the results of these performance and financial audits in parliament and also make them available on the reports to parliament section of this site.
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.