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Auditor-General’s Office Signs Agreement For Speaker To Appoint External Auditor

This is to clearly demarcate the role and responsibility to advertise and evaluate tenders to appoint the external auditor for the Office of the Auditor-General.
13 Feb 2020 12:15
Auditor-General’s Office Signs Agreement For Speaker To Appoint External Auditor
Ajay Nand, Auditor General for Fiji

The Office of the Auditor-General has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Office of the Secretary-General to Parliament.

This is to clearly demarcate the role and responsibility to advertise and evaluate tenders to appoint the external auditor for the Office of the Auditor-General.

Section14(1) of the Audit Act 1969 provides that the Speaker of Parliament may appoint a natural person to audit the accounts of the Office of the Auditor-General for a term not exceeding three years.  Prior to the execution of this agreement, the Office of the Auditor-General advertised and evaluated the expressions of interest/ tender submissions.

At the conclusion of the evaluation process, the Office of the Auditor-General submits a recommendation to the Speaker of Parliament.

Upon receipt of the recommendation, the Speaker of Parliament then appoints an external auditor to audit the accounts of the Office of the Auditor-General. This has been the practice since the Audit Act 1969 was amended in 2006.

The agreement was signed by the Acting Secretary-General to Parliament Viniana Namosimalua and the Auditor-General Ajay Nand at the Parliament Complex this yesterday morning.

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