The Department of Economic Services Sector for the Office of Auditor General performs the Financial and Regularity audits in accordance with the Audit Act of 1973. The Department also conforms to the International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) as well as the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) General Auditing Standards.
The main objectives of the Department of Economic Services Sector are:
- To assist the Government Economic Sector by furnishing the independent analysis, appraisals and recommendations about the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control systems, policies and procedures and quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities.
- To facilitate the improvement of the quality of the performance of Sector in the public sector with a view to ensure that funds appropriated (capital and recurrent) are fully accounted for and applied for intended purposes and that revenue has been correctly collected.
- To provide an independent and objective assurance that the operations in the public Economic Sector are in accordance with laws and regulations, as well as instructions timely given to safeguard public property.
- To assist the Office of Auditor General to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplinary approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, controls in promoting public accountability and governance.