The department was issued with a Disclaimer Audit Opinion in 2012. To address the issues noted, I was involved in an 18-month restructure, where we reviewed and restructured:
- Financial systems and financial reporting policies and procedures.
- Supply chain policies and procedures.
Imperative to the success of the restructure was stakeholder management and change management.
The net change and impact with the restructure was an Unqualified Audit Opinion in the following year’s audit by the Auditor General.