Our Key Areas Are As Follows:
- Internal Auditing
- Fraud Investigation
- Advice/Consultancy and Value for Money Studies
- Infrastructure/Systems Development
- Data Protection & Information Security
- Risk Management
- Whistle Blowing
Data Protection & Information Security
The Division also employs the Government Information Security Officer [GISO] who is broadly responsible for ensuring registration, compliance and the provision of advice to Government departments under the Data Protection Act 2002 and for the management of Information Security, developing, implementing and maintaining best practice policies and procedures relating to Information Security, Internet and e-mail.
The GISO is also responsible for investigating breaches of Information Security, providing advice to Government departments on the long term resolution of vulnerabilities as appropriate and ensuring that Government staff are made fully aware of their data protection and information security responsibilities and of the potential issues that they may face, e.g. phishing, social engineering, etc.
The Division employs a qualified accountant to deal with the professional, technical and expert witness elements of accountancy support as an integral member of the Financial Crime Unit. The Financial Crime Unit consists of members from the Attorney General’s Chambers, the Isle of Man Constabulary and the Treasury involved in the investigation of local and international cases. Where cases of financial or accounting irregularities or suspected irregularities are uncovered within the Isle of Man Government they must be notified to the Chief Internal Auditor.
Advice/Consultancy and Value for Money Studies
The Division offers advice to other Departments and offices of Government based on the wide range of skills, experience and knowledge base.The CIA is a member of the Value for Money (VFM) Committee which was set up in 1990 to pursue value for money within Government. As such, the Division can look to promote recommendations from the Committer both through its general audit work, and through the instigation of specific value for money audits.
The Division employs an Audit Manager (Computer Audit Systems - Data Protection) providing assistance and advice to Departments and offices of Government in the process of developing new systems using recognised project management and control/risk knowledge to facilitate an appropriate result.
With the evolution of corporate governance principles within the Isle of Man Government, the Division employs an Audit Manager (Risk & Internal Control) with the objective of promoting an approach to control self risk assessment and a process to review this framework across the organisation.
The Division welcomes any information provided by individuals making disclosures on perceived wrongdoings throughout Government. The objective of such arrangements being to allow internal ventilation and resolution of concerns without the need for external disclosure.