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Internal audit

The ANSTO Internal Audit function provides the ANSTO Board and CEO with independent and objective assurance and advisory services. The scope of Internal Audit’s activities encompasses all financial and non-financial functions, systems, programs, projects, activities and processes across the ANSTO Group.

The Head of Internal Audit prepares risk-based strategic and annual work plans in consultation with the RAC, executive management and the ANAO. The annual Internal Audit Plan is reviewed by the RAC and approved by the ANSTO Board.

The outcome of internal audit reviews are presented to the RAC. Follow-up reviews are conducted to ensure that all internal audit recommendations are properly carried out.

In order to ensure the independence of the Internal Audit function, the Head of Internal Audit reports directly to the RAC and has unrestricted access to the RAC Chair and members, as well as to the Chair of the Board.

The Head of Internal Audit reports for administrative purposes to the Chief Operating Officer.

The role, purpose, scope and authority of the Internal Audit function is set out in the Internal Audit Charter. This Charter is reviewed by the RAC and approved by the ANSTO Board.