Remote auditing (a trainee’s perspective)

When I started the interim audit of the Senedd Commission remotely in March after returning from college, I never thought I’d be completing the final audit in May remotely too! It was certainly a strange reintroduction to audit work after two and a half months of study, but I had my second screen and desk…

Final Accounts auditing from home

About the Author Lucy Herman is a Senior Auditor in West Wales and has been with the organisation close to  10 years gaining a wide range of experiences working across a range of Public Sector financial audits. Lucy is a Chartered Accountant and Member of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales gaining her qualification through…

Welsh Government COVID-19 funding

In May, the Welsh Government published new spending plans in response to COVID-19. This was the first time the Welsh Government has ever produced a Supplementary Budget in May. In most years, the First Supplementary Budget is a very technical exercise, with limited changes in spending plans. But this year’s Budget update is different. It…

Welsh audit is bucking the trend

This article was first published in Public Finance. Wales has worked hard to ensure it has an audit system that can be relied upon and that continues to develop, writes Auditor General for Wales, Adrian Crompton Trust in public bodies requires effective public audit. Wales has a public audit system that can be trusted and…