Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (591)

Joan Burton

Ceist:

591. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of staff in her Department engaged on the audit of funded programmes; the level of qualifications of each, for example, part or fully qualified accountants; and the number of on-site audits carried out for each of the programmes managed by her Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018. [11481/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

There are three staff members in situ in the Internal Audit Unit in the Department:

1) The Head of Internal Audit – CIMA Qualified (Professional Accountant Grade 1)

2) Higher Executive Officer – Certificate in Audit Skills (IPA) with 4/5 years of experience working in the Internal Audit Unit in the Department.

3) Executive Officer – Accountant Technician (ATI) and Certificate in Audit Skills (IPA)

All staff in the unit are involved in the audits of funded programmes.

Internal Audit also has access to internal audit services provided by Internal Audit Consultants under the management of the Head of Internal Audit. These consultants were procured under the OGP (Office of Government Procurement) Framework for the provision of Accounting, Audit and Financial Services. As part of the requirements a senior consultant is appointed for each project and is required to be a qualified accountant/auditor.

Oversight of the Internal Audit function is provided by the Department’s Audit Committee.

A list of audits completed by Internal Audit in the Department is listed in Table A:

Table A

Name of Audit

Audit Issued

2015 (5)

Desktop Review of Policy and Procedures

January

Support Services Audit

January

Programme Integration Programme - POBAL

July

National Children Detention Facility

July

Children Referendum 2012

October

2016 (6)

Transactions Audit

March

Review of Policies and Procedures

July

Governance Arrangements in respect of Tusla

June

Technical Security Assessment

April

Review of Appropriation Account Preparation

November

Data Protection Assessment

November

2017 (8)

CCS Audit 2016 - Lookback Exercise

February

Affordable Childcare Scheme Project

March

Transactions Audit

March

Tusla Payments

June

Youth Affairs Grants

October

Bank reconciliations, Petty Cash, Credit Card in DCYA

November

DCYA Governance Arrangements

December

Financial Processes in Oberstown Campus

December

2018 (14)

DCYA Internal Report into Incident of Theft

January

Risk Management Policy and Process in DCYA

March

Review of Governance Arrangements in respect of Tusla

April

Review of Implementation of Recommendations in relation to Honesty Box Procedures

May

Review of Bank Reconciliation, Petty Cash & CC Controls

June

Procurement Processes and Controls 2017

June

Desktop Review of Documented Financial Policies and Procedures

September

AIM (Access and Inclusion Model) Review

September

Transaction Audit 2018

September

SLAs for Commissioning Arrangements - ABC (Area Based Childhood) Programme

September

SLAs for Commissioning Arrangements - Early Years

September

SLAs for Commissioning Arrangements - Youth Organisations & Services

September

ECCE and PIP High level follow up review on 2014 and 2015 reports

December

Review of Business Continuity and Technical Disaster Recovery Management

December