Chapter IV of the Regulations on representation of the staff at the United Nations in Geneva establishes an internal audit mechanism for the Staff Coordinating Council. Auditors are elected by the staff during the Ordinary General Assembly for periods of one year. With absolute independence and without any political attachments to the Council, they are mandated to review the financial accounts of the Council and ensure all income and expenditures are properly recorded and supported, in line with the provisions of the Regulations.
In 2017, the Council agreed to mandate an expert firm to conduct and external audit of its 2016-2017 financial year, to ensure internal audits had been carried out correctly and provide an extrinsic view of the Council finances. The external auditor found all accounts to be in order. Following a decision of the Council in 2019, the 2019-2020 accounts will again be submitted to external review.
The internal auditors elected for the 2018-2019 financial year are:
Ms. Myra Carandang
Ms. Vivian Clemente
Ms. Debbie Jill Francisco
Mr. Ronald Quero
Audit report of the 2018-2019 financial year
(pending submission by auditors)