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The Audit Manager, Mr A. Nyamurova, heads this division and is accountable to the Audit Committee. The Division reports administratively to the Town Clerk.

Mission

To ensure the integrity of the City of Harare’s operations, adherence to the City’s systems and procedures and to minimise the impact of unforeseen circumstances. The Audit Division also identifies and assesses the level and characteristics of risk inherent in the organisation then proposes the implementation of systems and procedures for control.

Audit Functions 

The Audit functions can be categorised into two services as follows:

Auditing Services

The objectives of the Audit Division’s auditing services include the provision of independent assurance to the Audit Committee and management that:

Consulting and Advisory Services

The Audit Division’s objectives for the consulting and advisory services include:

 

The Division ensures the integrity of the City of Harare’s operations, adherence to the City’s systems and procedures and to minimize the impact of unforeseen circumstances. The Audit Division also identifies and assesses the level and characteristics of risk inherent in the organisation then proposes the implementation of systems and procedures for control. The Audit functions can be categorised into two services as follows: Auditing Services. The objectives of the Audit Division’s auditing services include the provision of independent assurance to the Audit Committee and management that Council’s assets are safe-guarded. It ensures that operational efficiency is enhanced, compliance is maintained with prescribed laws, best practices and Council and management policies, and risk is being managed. Audit also offers consulting and advisory services. The Audit Division’s objectives for the consulting and advisory services include,providing management with assessments and advice for improving processes that will advance the goals and objectives of Council. Providing assessments and advice on operations so that risks may be identified and managed. Ensuring that internal controls are designed to enable the organisation to achieve compliance with Council regulations and international best practice. Internal audit is involved in auditing of internal systems and investigations to curb corruption, pilferages and losses. This is meant to enable Council to optimally use resources to enhance service delivery. Business functions audited include water and sanitation, billboards, business licences receipting and banking, procurement among other Council operations. The recommendations enable Council to make decisions to enhance operational efficiency and reduce corruption, losses and pilferages.