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Andrew Harkness

Director of Audit

Andrew is a qualified accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland. He joined the Office from the Courts Service and has over 30 years post qualification experience in financial and performance audit.

Andrew has worked on a variety of audit portfolios including the audit of central government departments and State bodies. He has specialised in governance, financial audit methodologies and financial reporting and auditing standards. He is a former Accounting Officer for the Office. He also served as a member of the Board of Audit of the European Stability Mechanism.

As Director of Audit he is responsible for financial audits in the semi-state, health, education and financial sectors. He is also responsible for the audit contracting programme and the Office’s standards unit and audit insights programme. He is currently an observer on INTOSAI’s financial audit and accounting sub-committee.