The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) is an independent institution established by the pdf SI Constitution 1978 (437 KB) to support the Auditor General fulfil his mandate by providing him or her with the necessary staff and resources to do so.
The OAG is what is called a ‘ Supreme Audit Institution’ (SAI)
Most countries in the world have this institution and its purpose can broadly be described as ‘to provide accountability’ of governments.
To be an independent, competent national audit office with qualified professionals to ensure accountability and transparency in the public sector for the people of Solomon Islands.
As a centre of excellence we enhance the strengthening of public sector accountability, transparency and integrity to the people of Solomon Islands through professional, independent audit services and reports to our elected legislatures.
The Office of the Auditor-General provides audit service to the government and the people of Solomon Islands. According to the democratic system, the assemblies of elected officials become the instrument of the people and so the Office of the Auditor-General views the National Parliament, Provincial Assemblies and the Honiara City Council as key clients for submitting our work. All reports prepared by the Auditor General are tabled in the National Parliament – either directly through the Speaker or by public sector entities which are required to table in Parliament annual financial reports audited by the Auditor-General.
This Mission shall be achieved by ensuring that the results of our work make a difference to those we report on – through active monitoring of how well public officers are implementing our recommendations and by ensuring the production of comprehensive reports which are meaningful to all people from all walks of life.
Who is the Auditor General?
The Auditor General is an independent public officer appointed by the Governor General under Section 108 of the pdf SI Constitution 1978 (437 KB)
The roles of the Auditor General
The primary purpose of the Auditor General is to conduct audits on all levels of Government in Solomon Islands and produce public reports on those audits. These reports include:
Behaving Ethically – we adhere to the SIG Code of Conduct and the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants established by the International Ethics Standards Board;
Treating others with Respect – we treat others in a manner in which we ourselves would expect to be treated;
Operating with Integrity – we consistently act in accordance with a set of principles that reflect the highest values of our society;
Displaying Reliability – we do what we commit to doing and, if events conspire to prevent us doing so, we advise the people we are dealing with as soon as it becomes apparent that we cannot meet our commitment;
Practising Diligence – we strive to complete all of the work we are required to complete within the designated timeframe;
Being Accountable – we act in a transparent manner and are willing to be held to account for actions;
Being relevant – we strive to ensure that our work is always focused on making a difference to the lives of our citizens; and
Believing in our system of Government – we respect the authority of our elected legislatures and the rule of law.
The long-term outcome for the OAG is for the development of a strong, effective and sustainable national public audit office which:
Is Independent: enjoys sufficient independence from government to be able to report to our primary clients without fear or favour;
Provides Effective reporting: provides timely, professionally competent reporting on all financial statements; and reliable and persuasive reports on the performance of public sector activities which generates significant improvements in public sector administration;
Meets International Standard: complies with International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions in conducting its work and operating its Office;
Has Professional staff: staff are qualified and regarded as peak performers in the public sector; and
Has efficient operational support: provides efficient management support to the Auditor General, our staff and to our clients.
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