Clean audit for Department of Social Development
The Department of Social Development, whose finance division is headed up by 2016 CFO Awards nominee Clifford Appel, has received a clean audit for the year 2015/2016. It was one of nine other national departments to achieve this hard-won feat. According to the auditor-general (AG), the number of auditees that received financially unqualified opinions with no findings (clean audits) increased overall from 122 in 2013-14 to 152 in 2015-16.
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The AG added that in the three-year period under review (2013-14 to 2015-16), some 24 % of the auditees improved their audit results, 14% regressed and the majority (62%) remained unchanged. During this period, public entities fared the best with continuous improvement year on year; although, the audit results of departments regressed in 2015-16.
The AG, Kimi Makwetu (pictured), said:
"These improvements, barring the regression overall, signify the great potential evident within the departments and provinces to make a definite step away from deficient financial management. This will require greater commitment from all levels of leadership to implement commitments already made."
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