Big data and data analytics are the future of audit

But what is Data Analytics? It’s about using modern technology to enhance the analysis of data. It’s about getting better at collecting, cleansing, combining, analysing, interpreting and visualising data. The Wales Audit Office is in a unique and privileged position whereby we have access to a wealth of data held by public bodies. But we…

Age Alliance Wales Conference

Our current annual plan sets out an exciting new direction for the Wales Audit Office. The one thing that has stuck with me since I read the plan was the clear and long overdue focus on ‘why we are here’. To put it succinctly we have a privileged position to assure, explain and inspire. And…

Can local planning authorities deliver a sustainable future for Wales?

An ambitious future? Following a referendum on the National Assembly for Wales’s legislative powers held in March 2011, the people of Wales voted in favour of granting the National Assembly for Wales further powers for making laws in Wales in devolved areas. This important decision has culminated in some significant legislation as the country embarks…

My journey so far…

As part of our recruitment campaign, we have asked a few of our apprentices to blog about what it is like to be an apprentice at the Wales Audit Office. Here Emma Thomas talks about her first year. To find out more and to apply, please visit our website. My name is Emma and I’m…