The latest bi-annual national counter-fraud exercise has helped Welsh public bodies to identify £4 million of fraud and erroneous payment, and £229m across the UK, according to a report released by the Auditor General for Wales today.
The Auditor General for Wales recently addressed local and town councillors at the joint training conference between the Society of Local Council Clerks and One Voice Wales.
The Wales Audit Office is in a strong position to support improvement and to promote assurance as well as audit collaborative arrangements across sectors, says Huw Vaughan Thomas, Auditor General for Wales.
Two Wales Audit Office trainees have scooped prestigious awards, as they work towards gaining their ACA Chartered Accountant qualifications from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Speaking at the 'Scrutiny in the Spotlight' Conference at the Swalec Stadium (28 November 2013) the Auditor General highlights the importance of investment in public scrutiny in times of austerity.
People in charge of charities in Wales are being invited to a free, interactive, seminar to explore ways of of improving governance, financial literacy, decision making, the grants culture and recruitment in the Welsh third sector.