Internal Audit Department

Director: Giorgi Tvalavadze
Tel: (+995 32) 294 5000 – 27 00

Main functions and responsibilities:

  • Identifying and assessing risks faced by the object of internal audit;
  • Assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the financial management and control system;
  • Exercising control over the lawfulness and purposefulness of costs incurred by the Ministry’s structural entities  and subdivisions abroad, as well as by the legal entities of public law coming within the system of the Ministry;
  • Working out recommendations for increasing the effectiveness, economic efficiency and capacity of the object of internal audit;
  • Preventing violations or/and breaches in the activities of the Ministry’s structural entities  and subdivisions abroad, as well as of the legal entities of public law coming within the system of the Ministry,  or/and identifying and analyzing risks of such violations;
  • Establishing causes of violations and breaches committed by employees of the Ministry’s structural entities  and subdivisions abroad, as well as of the legal entities of public law coming within the system of the Ministry;
  • Carrying out preliminary control measures within the scope of powers granted to it by the Ministry;
  • Exercising control over the compliance with the applicable Georgian laws by the Ministry’s structural entities  and subdivisions abroad, as well as by the legal entities of public law coming within the system of the Ministry;
  • Exercising control over the observance of discipline and lawfulness within the system of the Ministry; identifying the violations of constitutional rights and lawful interests of citizens by the employees of the Ministry; reviewing and responding to complaints regarding such violations;
  • Examining the types of violations that employees of the Ministry commit; drawing up a report on the results of such examination and submitting it to the Minister;
  • Issuing respective recommendations to the Minister for the identification and prevention of causes of violations committed by employees, as well as for the prevention of shortcomings in the activities of the Ministry;
  • Revealing conflicts of interests among employees; exercising control over the compliance by them of the employment policies and ethics;
  • Monitoring the enforcement of recommendations elaborated by the Service;
  • Carrying out special assessments and examinations, at the instruction of the Minister;
  • Performing other activities not contradicting the applicable laws of Georgia, the goals of the present Regulations and the principle of independence of officials carrying out internal audit.

The Internal Audit Service may, within the scope of its competence, audit and analyze any process taking place within the system of the Ministry or area of activity.