The Purpose of Pre Audit:
Pre-Audit of cheque listings for both non-payroll and payroll payments to ensure compliance with legislations, policies and procedures as well as adequacy of internal controls in place. This ensures government funds are not misused and to avoid fraud and corruption.
Pre-Audit is guided under the Public Finance Management Act 2001 number 31; and Audit Regulations 1976
Payroll payments for salaried staff are done fortnightly on a Wednesday while casual workers are done on a Friday. 100% of non-payroll payments are checked through Pre-Audit. Queried payments are referred back to the Ministries and promptly followed up and cleared when the necessary requirements have been satisfied.
Other divisions in the Audit Office will cover the Pre-Audit function if needed.