We are delighted to congratulate Tony Murphy on his new role as 12th President of the European Court of Auditors.
Tony is a former colleague and he contributed to the work of our Office for 20 years. We wish him all the best in his new role.
We certify the financial statements of 289 public bodies, auditing €270 billion of public money.
Report on the Accounts of the Public Services 2021
The Comptroller and Auditor General has published his Report to Dáil Éireann on the results of his examination of the 2021 Accounts of Government Departments and Offices. The Report identifies issues, which in his opinion, merit consideration by the Committee of Public Accounts in the interests of transparency and accountability.
Appropriation Accounts 2021
The Comptroller and Auditor General presents the Appropriation Accounts together with his certificates to Dáil Éireann. The certificates give his opinion on whether the accounts properly present the receipts and expenditure related to each Vote.
Bodies due to be dissolved or merged
Our Audits Insights Programme have published a new good practice guide to assist bodies due to be dissolved or merged. The dissolution or merging of bodies can often give rise to challenges in financial reporting and increased risk to the effective operation of controls. This guide provides useful information for management and those charged with governance in managing risks to their control environment and financial reporting that can arise in such situations. It also explains areas of likely audit focus and attention.
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