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|Title:||Overcoming barriers between the internal and external audit functions in Malta|
Baldacchino, Peter J.
|Keywords:||Auditing -- Malta -- Case studies|
Finance, Public -- Auditing
|Publisher:||International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions|
|Citation:||Zammit, S., & Baldacchino, P. J. (2012). Overcoming barriers between the internal and external audit functions in Malta. International Journal of Government Auditing, 39(2), 14-18.|
|Abstract:||According to the Institute of Internal Auditors, government auditing is a cornerstone of good public sector governance. Auditors play a crucial role in assisting government entities to achieve accountability and integrity by providing unbiased opinions on the use of public resources. The Maltese public service, like its counterparts in other countries, relies on audit activities from a combination of external and internal auditors. The National Audit Office (NAO), an INTOSAI member, carries out the external audit function, while the Internal Audit and Investigations Department (IAID) carries out the internal audit function. This article is based on recent research carried out in Malta to evaluate the relationship between the NAO and IAID and to assess any potential barriers to that relationship as well as the effect of having two types of auditors on different aspects of auditing. To achieve these objectives, 24 personal semi-structured interviews were held with officials from the NAO, IAID, and government departments. In quantifying the comparisons, ANOVA testing was used to identify any significant differences.|
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