Internal Audit’s mission is to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk based & objective assurance, advice and insight.
We help PHSA accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and controls.
Internal Audit reports functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and administratively to the CEO. This provides us with the ability to operate independently and without bias in regard to PHSA related activities.
We are authorized to perform audits of and have full, free and unrestricted access to, all PHSA owned and contracted facilities, personnel, contractors, records, accounts, files, minutes, data and documentation. Any sensitive information obtained during the course of our audits is kept confidential as required.
To fulfil our mandate, we prepare and deliver a risk-based Internal Audit Plan which is reviewed and approved by the PHSA Board of Directors’ Audit Committee.
Internal Audit provides the following types of services:
- Audits (assurance activities), objective examination of evidence to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management/treatment, internal controls and/or governance processes.
- Advisory/consulting services, to provide management (or the Board of Directors) with advice and recommendations on the design, implementation and operation of governance, internal controls and risk mitigation frameworks and processes.
- Investigations, to collect evidence and/or assess processes pertaining to specific alleged irregularities, improper, unethical or inappropriate behaviour or conduct.