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Welcome to the Auditor-General's Department

The Auditor-General is the independent auditor of the South Australian public sector.

The Auditor-General reports directly to Parliament on the audits and examinations of State and local government agencies covering financial reports and operations, controls and matters of public interest.

Auditors-General have been responsible for auditing South Australian Government finances, systems and processes since 1839.

The Auditor-General contributes to public sector financial accountability and performance for the benefit of all South Australians.

As one of the largest external auditing organisations in South Australia, the Auditor-General's Department highly values its independence.


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Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2016: Consolidated Financial Report review: March 2017

This Report provides our observations on the 2015-16 Consolidated Financial Report (CFR), in particular:

  • the purpose of the CFR
  • highlights of the CFR
  • an analysis of the State’s actual financial performance
  • an analysis of the State’s actual financial position
  • an overview of the CFR reporting frameworks
  • the findings of our review of the CFR.

The CFR is a key financial accountability document that reports the SA Government’s actual financial performance and position for the year. The 2015-16 CFR was published on the DTF website in January 2017.

The CFR incorporates both the whole of government financial report and the financial report of the general government sector. 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Examination of the governance arrangements in local government: February 2017

This report outlines the findings of a review of two councils to determine whether their activities are being managed efficiently and economically through a sound governance and accountability framework. Key principles of good governance that this examination focused on include administrative arrangements, management and oversight, transparency and accountability, and conduct.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Report on the Adelaide Oval redevelopment for the designated period 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016

This Report provides an executive summary of the matters arising from the audit for the three reporting terms of reference provided for in the Adelaide Oval Redevelopment and Management Act 2011

This Report highlights that the majority of matters raised about the activities over a number of designated reporting periods remain unresolved, notwithstanding that the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure agreed with our recommendations and proposed actions to address the matters including the:

  • adequacy of financial reporting
  • basis for reimbursing AOSMA for prior works was not clear
  • adequacy of documentation to support procurement process for new works
  • resolution of outstanding defects.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2016: Health information technology systems: November 2016

This report provides details of the review of the following SA Health enterprise systems programs:

  • Oracle Corporate System (OCS) and associated One Procurement Solution (OPS) - the outcomes of the OPS Program closeout and operational system controls
  • Camden Park distribution centre - ongoing activities for the distribution centre and its impact on the new RAH
  • the Enterprise System for Medical Imaging (ESMI) - implementation status, budget and expenditure to date, key risks and the system's impact and readiness for the new RAH and details of any outstanding activities that will be transferred to business as usual at the conclusion of the Program
  • EPAS - operational testing including a number of usability aspects at selected Local Health Network sites and a follow up of previously raised identity access management issues.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016


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Reports to parliament

The Auditor-General produces several types of reports to Parliament. The main report is the Auditor General’s Annual Report which is required to be completed by 30 September each year.

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Our people

If you join our department you will become part of a friendly and supportive team committed to professional excellence. You will work collaboratively doing a variety of interesting and challenging work.

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