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Wales Audit Office

Updated: October, 2019

About Wales Audit Office

Public services are at the heart of society in Wales. They improve people’s quality of life when they work well, but when things go wrong whole communities can suffer. And that’s where the Wales Audit Office comes in. Our staff and work support the Auditor General as the public sector watchdog for Wales.

As a place to work - we are a little different. We genuinely care about our people, offering a welcoming culture and an environment that encourages a positive work life balance. Plus, our work in making public money count is helping make a difference to our public services and communities in Wales.

Who are we?

The Auditor General for Wales is totally independent – he is appointed by Her Majesty the Queen and is not a civil servant. He safeguards the people of Wales by being the authoritative voice who can report on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of public services without fear or favour.

The Wales Audit Office Board supports the Auditor General and is responsible for employing staff and providing other resources to enable the Auditor General to do his work

On behalf of the people of Wales, we examine public spending and identify ways to improve public services. We are here to assure the people of Wales that public money is well managed, explain how public money is being used to meet people’s needs and inspire and empower the Welsh public sector to improve.

We have a highly skilled workforce and employ around 260 expert staff and contractors to deliver our work.

While most of our staff work on audits, we also have staff working in areas such as business services, finance, HR, communications and IT – all of which play vital roles in the day-to-day running of our organisation.

Our main offices are in Cardiff, Abergele, Penllergaer, and we also work from client offices throughout Wales.

Work sectors

public sector, accountancy, banking and finance


Abergele, Cardiff, Swansea

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