3 Dec 2018

Workshop aims to improve auditing processes in the Pacific

1:46 pm on 3 December 2018

A workshop was held in Rarotonga last week to help improve the quality of public service auditing in the Pacific.

The workshop was part of the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions, or PASI's, programme to align government auditors' strategic and operational plans.

Twenty-eight participants from the SAIs of the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia - National Office and the state audit offices of Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap, Guam, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Tuvalu attended the workshop to develop operational plans in alignment with their strategies.

Representatives from Australia and New Zealand were also part of the workshop.

PASAI's Director of practice development, Sinaroseta Palamo-Iosefo, said auditors in Pacific countries play a critical role in providing independent assurance that public funds are administered effectively and economically.

She said the workshop aimed to help them to develop their own strategic plans.

"It's all to build the capability of our people so that they don't continuously rely on consultants, on people from outside to come and develop these plans for them."