Section 7A of the Audit Act 1994 (the Act) requires the Auditor-General to develop an annual plan and present it to Parliament, following consultation with Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee.
The annual plan is a key accountability mechanism for the Auditor-General and his office. It sets out our work program and the resources required to deliver the program. It also gives Parliament, the public sector and the Victorian community the opportunity to assess our goals and understand our audit priorities.
For 2017–18 and moving forward, we have adopted a new three-year planning cycle for performance audits. This forecast horizon provides us with greater opportunities to undertake early engagement with our stakeholders, and allows audited agencies to facilitate any necessary preparations for scheduled audits well in advance.
We design our work program to be flexible and responsive. This allows us to direct our efforts towards doing the right audits at the right time, and using our resources to make a difference in the community. Throughout the process of developing this plan, we undertook extensive consultation with an expanded range of stakeholders at multiple stages, and considered all feedback received thoroughly as part of the finalisation of our audit program.
Full annual plan as PDF (0.7 MB)