This panel promotes internal audit in public services while having regard to the contribution of external audit. It does this by providing expert advice and maintaining CIPFA’s Local Government Application Note.
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CIPFA has published user-friendly guidance for authorities setting up an auditor panel.
20 June 2016 (PDF, 35 KB)
23 February 2016 (PDF, 36 KB)
16 November 2015 (PDF, 41 KB)
Since 1 April 2013, all of the UK public sector has had to conform with the international standards for internal auditing. As one of the relevant internal audit standard setters for the UK public sector, CIPFA had led this development (see: Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board).
The standards are set out in the UK Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS). These incorporate the mandatory elements of the International Professional Practices Framework of The Institute of Internal Auditors, the global professional body. The PSIAS also include a small number of public sector requirements specifying how the internal standard must be implemented in the UK public sector.
CIPFA has also developed the Local Government Application Note (LGAN), which presents specific requirements for local government internal auditors in implementing PSIAS.
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