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    Welcome to the Office of the Auditor General

    Colin Murphy is Western Australia’s 18th Auditor General. His Office is responsible for auditing the Western Australian public sector. Appointed by the Governor, the Auditor General reports directly to Parliament and ultimately the people of Western Australia. The Auditor General operates independently of government. This independence is the cornerstone of public sector audit in the Westminster system of government. The purpose of the Office of the Auditor General is: Serving the public interest.
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    Work in Progress

    We have a quite a number of audits on the go at any one time – take a look!

    Our work needs to be relevant and of interest to Parliament, the public sector and just as importantly, the WA community… If you have an audit topic idea, or you would likeĀ to provide some information on one of our current audits please send us the details and have your say.

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    Our work matters. Will yours?

    In the last 12 months we have; completed financial audits on over $192 billion worth of assets, uncovered security risks that could have exposed thousands of personal records to hackers and travelled the state tracking the expenditure of $474.6 million worth of royalties for regions fundingā€¦

    The work we do matters to over 2.2 million people living in Western Australia and you can be part of it.

    Check out our careers page for information on our graduate program, current vacancies and other opportunities..

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    Topic Selection

    One of the most important tasks we do is choosing what we audit and when. Topics for our performance audits are carefully and strategically selected against a range of criteria, including risk, materiality and resourcing implications.

    Got an idea for an audit topic? Let us know.

    Want to know more about out topic selection process? Check it out!

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For Agencies

Good to know

Download our best practice agency criteria 2015.

Need to know

Minimum requirements to enable the audit of the Financial Statements to commence

Need to have

Management representation letter (Word document)

Handy to have

Initial Receipt of Financial Statements for Departments Checklist

Handy to have

Initial Receipt of Financial Statements for Statutory Authorities Checklist