Internal Audit Department - Ministry of Finance

Internal Audit Department

Introduction

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve Ministry of Finance operations. It helps the Ministry accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance process.

Our Vision

Our vision is to support the MOF vision which is fiscally disciplined ministry and government that is accountable and responsive to the needs of its clients.

Our Mission

To provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the government’s operations in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

To assist the ministries and audit committee in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by providing analysis, recommendations, counsel and information concerning activities audited.

Our Objectives

Internal audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve Ministry of Finance (MoF) operations. It helps the ministry to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. Particularly IAD have the following objectives:

  • Ascertaining the level of compliance with established government laws, policies, procedures, and plans including behavioral and ethical expectations.
  • Reviewing and appraising the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting, financial and other controls in place to achieve goals.
  • Ensuring the economical, effective and efficient use of MoF resources.
  • Ascertaining the effectiveness with which the MoF assets are accounted for and safeguarded.
  • Conducting special investigations.
  • Ensuring the integrity and reliability of financial and operational information produced by the MoF departments

Institutional Development

We are executing a project funded by World Bank for institutional development with aim of establishing a functional Internal Audit Department. The Internal Audit Manual has been finalized and the internalization process is underway. Two batches of class room training have been accomplished. 158 trainees have completed the five months training. On the job training for newly recruited auditors is the main activity in the way of establishing a functional Internal Audit Department. First cycle of on the job training for 41 officers has been completed. Third batch of class room training for 100 trainees and second cycle of on the job training for 31 auditors is going on.

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