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AUDITORS PUSH FOR HIGH PROFILE

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Councils need to raise the status of their auditors to improve efficiency and prevent fraud, according to the Insti...
Councils need to raise the status of their auditors to improve efficiency and prevent fraud, according to the Institute of Internal Auditors.

The institute argues that the internal audit function is inadequate in most authorities to cope with the demands of CCT, reorganisation and financial cut backs.

It argues that contrary to cutting internal audit in an effort to maintain front-line services, it should be boosted to help identify efficiency savings.

The institute wants councils to give internal auditors equivalent status to the chief finance officer role and the monitoring officer role, reporting directly to the chief executive and an audit committee.
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