Advising select committees and other agencies

Because of our annual audits, performance audit, and inquiry work, the Auditor-General has a broad overview of public organisations, individually and how they work together.

Through our services to Parliament, we provide advice and assistance to select committees, Ministers, and individual members of Parliament, as well as other agencies, to help them in their work to improve the performance and accountability of public organisations.

We provide this advice and assistance mainly through:

  • reports and advice to select committees to assist their financial reviews of government departments and Officers of Parliament, State-owned enterprises, and Crown entities;
  • reports and advice to select committees to assist their examination of the Estimates of Appropriations; and
  • reports to responsible Ministers on the results of the annual audits.

We also provide advice and assistance through:

  • reports to Parliament and others on matters arising from our annual audits;
  • responding to requests and participating in working parties on financial management and accountability matters with government departments, central agencies, local authorities, professional bodies, sector organisations, and others; and
  • working with Auditors-General in other countries to encourage, promote, and advance co-operation on auditing matters. This includes our roles as Secretariat of the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) and membership of various committees of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).

Page last updated: 17 March 2021