Overview of the Internal Audit Unit
We provide an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity that is guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of Government of Montserrat. Internal auditing assists the Government of Montserrat in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management, control and governance processes.
In summary, reporting to senior management and Cabinet provides assurance on Governance, Risk Management and Control through oversight of public finance.
To be a catalyst for a more effective Government of Montserrat, driven by excellence.
To provide independent and objective quality services to increase the value proposition to clients and other stakeholders regarding governance, risk management and compliance processes.
Our services fall under three broad headings: Assurance, Consulting and Whistle Blowing.
- Assurance Services – An objective examination of evidence for the purpose of providing an independent assessment on governance, risk management and control processes for the organisation. Examples include financial, performance, compliance system security and special investigations.
- Consulting Services – Advisory and related client service activities, the nature and scope of which are agreed with the client, are intended to add value and improve an organisation’s governance, risk management and control processes without the internal auditor assuming management responsibility.
- Whistle Blowing – To receive information in a confidential nature (can be anonymous) in respect of fraudulent activities. This information should be shared through a direct call to the Chief Internal Auditor – Ms. Romilly S. Murrain.