Our work



We carry out different types of audits. Some of these look at the financial management of public bodies in Scotland and some are about how they are performing. You can read more about how we do this in our About us section.

After we’ve completed these audits, we produce a report about what we’ve found and these are published here on our website. If you want to look for a report we’ve published, you can visit our Reports section.

We are also involved in the National Fraud Initiative, which is a counter-fraud exercise overseen by the UK Cabinet Office. The Accounts Commission has responsibility for inspecting housing and council tax benefit services in Scotland and provides directions to councils about the performance information they must publish.

We also provide guidance and support to the external auditors we appoint to carry out our audits.

Some of the audits we are planning to do are listed in our future work.