The core TAS Advisory, Audit and Assurance team includes eight staff members who function in the lead auditor role during engagements. By retaining this experience within the team, the continuity of the engagement is enhanced and first hand institutional knowledge and perspective within TAS is increased. This enables a coherent approach and increased understanding of sector trends, challenges and success stories.
TAS Advisory, Audit and Assurance team have professional qualifications, membership and/or experience in nursing, mental health, addictions (AOD), Māori and Pacific Islander cultural competencies, workforce development, internal audit, business and financial consulting, accounting, economics, banking, business continuity planning, information security, information systems, training, quality management and risk management in both the private and public sectors. The team collectively has over 65 years experience in the health sector and over 90 years audit and compliance related experience. TAS Advisory, Audit and Assurance personnel are experienced working with all levels within organisations.
TAS has also established a wide and growing network of approximately 40 contracted advisory, audit and assurance audit specialists. These specialists have a wide variety of experience from within the health sector (management, general practice, nursing, mental health, addictions, dentistry, cultural, consumer/peer support and social services with many clinical specialties) and with varied other audit specialists with focus in forensic accounting, planning, funding and performance, computing, and general business. TAS can also draw on its National Arm and Regional Services Programme staff with a variety of sector experience for specific engagements as appropriate.
The in-house TAS Advisory, Audit and Assurance team includes members who have the following qualifications:
· Master in Business Administration (MBA)
· Master of Public Health (MPH)
· Bachelor of Nursing (BN)
· Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy
· Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management
· Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
· Registered Nurse (RN)
· Mental Health Nurse
· Post graduate Diploma in Business (health management focus)
· Graduate Certificate in Banking, Services and Operations
· Diploma in Project Management (NZIM).
· Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
· Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
· Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
· Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
· Certified in Public Health (CPH)
· Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
· ISO 9001:2000 Certificated Lead Auditor Training Course QA68 [IATCA]
· Certificate in Quality Assurance [NZOQ]
· Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI)
· Associate in Customer Service (ACS)
The entire lead auditor and management staff are members of the Institute of Internal Auditors New Zealand (IIANZ). A team member is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). The team also has members who have presented at numerous local, national and international conferences focusing on audit, compliance, information security or health related disciplines.
A formal complaints process has been established should you find that a reviewer behaves in an inappropriate manner. Should you wish to make a complaint about a member of the review team, in the first instance, please discuss this with the lead reviewer. Alternatively, you may contact the Audit & Assurance Services Programme Manager on 04 801 2456.