Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia's national statistical agency and provides key statistics on a wide range of economic, environmental and social issues. These statistics are available to government and the general public and inform public debate and support effective decision making.

The ABS is a national organisation with offices in all capital cities. As a federal government agency it must operate within legislative frameworks including the Census and Statistics Act, and within a tight budgetary environment.

Internal Audit

The Australian Bureau of StatisticsInternal Audit is an important management tool for providing assurance to ABS Senior Executive that specific functions are working effectively, efficiently and are compliant with policy and applicable legislation. Internal Audit is also a tool for encouraging continual improvement as the auditors work with staff to identify how weaknesses can be addressed.

Oakton and the ABS

Internal Audit is an important management tool for providing assurance to ABS Senior Executive that specific functions are working effectively, efficiently and are compliant with policy and applicable legislation. Internal Audit is also a tool for encouraging continual improvement as the auditors work with staff to identify how weaknesses can be addressed.

“Oakton has been a trusted provider of internal audit services to the ABS for more than a decade.”

Stephen Collett, Director Audit, Policy and Parliamentary Liaison, ABS

We believe in a partnership model and we work closely with the Governance team at the ABS, and have developed good working relationships with staff across the ABS.It is important to us that Internal Audit is seen as a useful management too by the Executive and staff alike.

Oakton has been providing Internal Audit services to the ABS since the late 1990s. During this time the ABS has gone to competitive tender a number of times and has continued to select Oakton as its sole provider of these services.

Customer benefit

Internal Audit is seen as a positive function within the ABS. It provides an independent view of ABS activities and assists in identifying the sources of process or control weaknesses, and recommending improvements.

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