The SNP’s Colin Beattie has said that there is clear evidence the process for delivering internal audit across the public sector in Scotland needs reviewed.
This follows the Auditor General for Scotland’s appearance at Holyrood’s Public Audit Committee, where Colin Beattie raised concerns over reported weaknesses in a number of Public Sector Internal Audits.
Commenting, Colin Beattie MSP said:
“I am encouraged that the Auditor General is going to come back to brief Holyrood’s Public Audit Committee in September following the failure of Public Sector Internal Audits to detect problems on a number of occasions.
“We need to ensure we are getting value for money from the highly paid internal auditors that provide contracted audit services across the public sector in Scotland.
“There is clear evidence that there is a problem and we need reassurance whether the existing internal audit process is fit for purpose as soon as possible. This is in the best interests of the public sector in Scotland.”