Our work and its outcomes
Value for Money (VFM) Reports
Reports to the Northern Ireland Assembly on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which departments and other bodies have used their resources. Published reports from 2000 onwards are available in electronic format, free of charge on our website in the Value for Money (click on link) section of our Publications page.
Press notices for each report are published alongside the related pdf.
For reports published before 2002 for which a pdf is not available, hard copy versions of these reports can be purchased from The Stationery Office via their website www.tsoshop.co.uk
Financial Audit Reports
The Comptroller and Auditor General reports annually on the results of financial audit work undertaken by NIAO on the accounts of government departments and other public sector bodies. Copies of these reports are available in electronic format, free of charge in the Financial Audit (click on link) section of our Publications page
Local Government Audit Reports - Annual Reports
The Local Government Auditor produces one main annual report "The Exercise by Local Government Auditors' of their Functions". This report is available electronically, free of charge on our website on our Publications page in the Local Government (click on link) section.
Local Government Audit Reports - Public Interest Reports
Section 9 (as amended) of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 requires the Local Government Auditor to consider whether, in the public interest, she should report on any matter coming to her notice during the audit so it can be considered by the body concerned or brought to the attention of the public. Copies of Public Interest Reports are available electronically on our website at Public Interest Reports (click on link).
Good Practice Guides
From time to time the NIAO will publish documents designed to provide advice on best practice on topics of relevance to the wider public sector. Copies of NIAO Good Practice Guides are available free of charge on our website at Good Practice Guides (click on link)