The Mullarkey Report

The Mullarkey Report, Report of the Working Group on the Accountability of Secretaries General and Accounting Officers (2002), set down rules of good governance for Secretaries General and other accounting officers. The recommendations from the group were seen to address the following issues:

The report set down an implementation timetable, which included the preparation by each accounting officer of a statement of internal financial control, the introduction of formal risk management strategies, an adequately resourced internal audit function and an audit committee with external representation

The Report of the Working group on the Accountability of Secretaries General and Accounting officers, 2002 (The Mullarkey Report) may be downloaded in full here.