• Organization TypeGovernment
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom

National Audit Office

The role of the National Audit Office is to: Audit the accounts of all government departments and agencies as well as a wide range of other public bodies   Report to Parliament on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which these bodies have used public money. The Audit and inspection rights are vested in the head of the National Audit Office, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG).  The staff of the National Audit Office carry out these tasks on his behalf.      Parliament, the public sector and the citizen We hold government to account for the way it uses public money.   We support, by helping public service managers improve performance.   We safeguard the interests of citizens who as taxpayers are responsible for paying for public services.   We champion the interests of citizens as users of public services.      Independence The Comptroller and Auditor General is an Officer of the House of Commons, appointed by the Queen on an address proposed by the Prime Minister with the agreement of the Chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts and approved by the House of Commons. He appoints the professional staff, currently numbering around 900, of the NAO who are not civil servants and therefore independent of government. The C&AG and the NAO have comprehensive statutory rights of access to the bodies we audit. Our budget is set by Parliament, not the Government of the day. About a fifth of our budget comes from income generated, including audit fees paid by our international clients. Oversight of the NAO is carried out by the Parliamentary Public Accounts Commission who appoint our external auditors and scrutinise our performance.     Strategic Priorities Our current strategy is to focus our work programme on three broad areas where analysis of our work across government shows that performance issues occur most often.     Cost Effective delivery We want to help departments to improve the quality of their decision-making and to drive waste out of their delivery networks more effectively.     Financial Management and Reporting We want to help the bodies we audit to improve their allocation and control of public money, through more robust financial management and increasingly transparent reporting.     Informed Government We want to help central government make better use of information to achieve improved performance and productivity, as well as to support clearer accountability.     Other bodies The NAO does not audit local government spending, publish statistical information or audit the spending of the devolved governments in the rest of the UK.     
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Careers

Staff at National Audit Office have experience in

Sectors

  • monitoring / evaluation
  • development
  • economic policy
  • research & development
  • bankruptcy

Funders

  • test
  • goal global

Countries

  • malawi
  • india
  • zambia
  • uganda
  • liberia

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Experience

Monitoring / Evaluation
Economic Policy
Research & Development
Finance
Procurement Process
Financial Services
Public Administration
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Education Policy
Banking System

Contract Awards

Consulting and General Service Promotion of Good Financial Governance

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Development of Public Internal Financail Control

EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

Support to the Office of the General Auditor of Kosovo to meet EU standards

EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

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Company Offices

  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9SP
  • United Kingdom
  • 1st Floor 89 Sandyford Road Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 8HW