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What is the difference in roles between AGO and the Accountant-General's Department (AGD)?
AGD is a department under the Ministry of Finance (MOF). It is headed by the Accountant-General who is in effect the "Chief Financial Officer" of the Government. AGO is an organ of state headed by the Auditor-General, and is the "External Auditor" of the Government.
Does AGO act on feedback or complaints from the public including whistle-blowing?
AGO welcomes feedback or complaints including whistle-blowing that relate to loss or potential loss of public funds; for example, on practices that may point to non-compliance with financial and procurement rules, waste and extravagance, and suspected misappropriation or fraud.
Does AGO audit all statutory boards?
The Acts of most statutory boards provide for the audit of their accounts by AGO or another auditor appointed by the Minister concerned in consultation with the Auditor-General. In addition, the Minister for Finance has, under section 4(4) of the Audit Act, directed that the Auditor-General may carry out selective audits of statutory boards.
AGO audits the financial statements of three statutory boards annually and conducts selective audits of the other statutory boards in rotation.
Is AGO subject to audit?
Yes, AGO is audited by commercial auditors.
On top of the external audit, AGO is audited by its Internal Audit Unit which reports directly to the Auditor-General.
What legislation governs AGO's duties and responsibilities?
AGO's duties and responsibilities are governed primarily by the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore and the Audit Act. The laws of most statutory boards allow for their audit by the Auditor-General. Click
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