MINDEF Internal Audit Department was formed in September 1968 with the objective of assisting management with the effective discharge of their responsibilities by furnishing them with objective analyses, appraisals, recommendations and pertinent comments concerning the activities reviewed.
Our mission is to help MINDEF and the SAF to accomplish its objectives by adopting a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.
We perform audits and reviews on behalf of the MINDEF Audit & Risk Committee (MARC), chaired by MINDEF’s Permanent Secretary (Defence Development). IAD also assists all levels of management in MINDEF and the SAF to promote improvements in policies, programmes, operations and processes.
Our Services include (a) Business and Operating Process Audits, Reviews and Evaluations; (b) Financial Statements Audits; (c) Audits on Statutory Board, MINDEF Related Organisations (MROs) Including Company Limited By Guarantee (CLG) Formed by MINDEF; (d) Audit Advisory; (e) Audit Liaison; and (f) Special Examinations and Investigations.
Our initiatives in enhancing governance and control culture include implementing (a) the Three Line of Defence Framework; (b) Risk and Internal Control Evaluation (RICE) self-check programme; and (c) organising the annual Governance and Audit Awareness Week. Our ongoing training and education efforts include sharing at seminars/milestone courses and dissemination of audit cases and lessons learnt via infographics and IAD’s annual publication.