Audit Scotland

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Audit Scotland is an independent public body responsible for auditing most of Scotland's public organisations. These include the Scottish Government, local councils and NHS Scotland.

Auditing role[edit]

It audits over 220 organisations, including:[1]

History[edit]

Audit Scotland was established in 2000. It employees a staff of around 250 people.[2]

Its corporate HQ is on West Port, in Edinburgh's Old Town. The role of Audit Scotland is to provide the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission for Scotland with the services they need to carry out their duties. The core work is to carry out:

As of March 2017, Caroline Gardner is the Auditor General for Scotland and the accountable officer for Audit Scotland. She started her term of office in July 2012.[3]

The work of Audit Scotland is governed by a board which meets around four times a year: the audits are managed by a management team. The Public Audit Committee of the Scottish Parliament examines Audit Scotland's proposals for the use of resources and expenditure, then reports to the Scottish Parliament.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About us: About Audit Scotland". Audit Scotland. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "About us: Our people - Audit Scotland board and staff". Audit Scotland. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "About us: Auditor General for Scotland". Audit Scotland. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 

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