Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (352)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

352. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department has completed an external quality assurance assessment of its internal audit function as required by the Institute of Internal Audit standards that were introduced in 2012 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5107/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

In accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Standards, my Department engaged a firm of external professional auditors in November 2017, through competitive tender, to perform an external assessment of its internal audit function. The assessment includes comparison of the practice of internal audit work with the IIA Standards and Code of Ethics, and reviews the quality of internal audit work undertaken.

The external assessment report is being drafted and the final report will issue to my Department shortly. I am assured that any issues arising from the assessment will be addressed promptly.