Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

How could I find out more about the NAO’s work?

The NAO website www.nao.gov.mt includes a lot of information. Let us know when you submit your CV whether you would like to find out more about our Office. If you wish, we can arrange a meeting with our H.R. Manager who would be more than delighted to answer your questions.

What kind of professionals is the NAO looking for?

Our activities are in both Financial and Performance Audits and require the skills of a wide variety of individuals. So, if you have your degree in almost any discipline, including commerce, economics, accounting, management, law, public administration or social sciences, we'd like to talk to you. 

What is Performance Auditing?

Performance Audit involves the evaluation and audit of any aspect of Government operations. This means you will see business best practice at first hand and gain valuable experience in business evaluation and reporting. 

What is Financial Auditing?

The Financial & Compliance Audit Team conducts annual financial statement audits of government entities and agencies. It plays a crucial role in improving the standards of financial management and administration across the public sector. You will be exposed to a diverse range of clients and complex accounting issues – the best possible grounding for your professional career. 

What is Special Auditing?

Special audits are carried out on the initiative of the Auditor General, at the request of the PAC or at the request of the Minister of Finance. These audits relate to revenue, expenditure and resources belonging directly or indirectly to Government, as well as activities, programmes or initiatives that are funded by Government. Special audits may also be carried out of the Local Councils at the request of the Minister responsible for Local Government.

What is Information Systems Auditing?

Information Systems Auditing is an emerging auditing area. The main objective is to determine whether information systems are being effectively managed, safeguarding the entity’s assets, maintaining data integrity, and operating effectively and efficiently to achieve the organisation’s goals or objectives.