Going global

Audit Scotland’s work attracts interest from across the world. Whether it’s financial devolution, auditing Local Government, or data visualisation, we’re pleased to share our knowledge and expertise with delegates from overseas.

As an organisation that strives to be world class and improve the use of public money, we recognise that to achieve this, we need to learn what works well elsewhere and challenge ourselves in the work we do. All our international work has an important contribution to make to support this vision.

Recent activity

Indonesia - Centre for State Financial Accountability Analysis

Indonesian visitors

In May, we got the opportunity to talk about all things scrutiny when a delegation from Indonesia’s Centre for Financial Analysis and Accountability paid a visit to our Edinburgh office. Antony Clark, Jillian Matthew and Sarah Pollock from the Performance Audit and Best Value Team gave an insight into how we report to the Scottish Parliament, and the impact our reports make.


Canadian Performance Audit Symposium

Thanks to video conferencing technology, we were able to appear at a Canadian National Performance Audit Symposium from the comfort of our own Edinburgh office. Jillian Matthew (above right) and Nichola Williams (left) from our Performance Audit and Best Value team demonstrated how we’re using Tableau software to bring the data from our reports to life.


Board of Audit of Japan

In February, we welcomed two delegates from the Board of Audit of Japan. The discussion focussed on topics including financial and performance auditing and our forward work programme. The visit provided a great opportunity for us to strengthen the links between our two audit institutions and we look forward to further information exchanges in the future.


"Presenting to overseas delegates has improved my presentation skills as it really made me think about the best way to explain and share data and information."


Interested in a study visit to Audit Scotland?

"We are keen to share our expertise and knowledge with overseas public bodies and audit institutions who have an interest in our work. We also want to challenge our own way of working, share ideas and learn from other approaches to audit"

Think about what you’d like to learn about public audit in Scotland and what you can share with us, then get in touch with our International Liaison Manager, Sarah Pollock.


Find out more about our international work