Auditors are vital in holding charities to account

Multiple-choice questions: In order to be awarded CPD units you must answer the following five random questions correctly. If you fail the test, please re-read the article before attempting the questions again

  1. Why is the Health Service Executive (HSE) held accountable?

  2. How does the HSE provide accountability assurance?

  3. What does regularity - one of the PAC tenets - refer to?

  4. Why does HSE issue revenue grants?

  5. Besides complying with strict criteria, what else are voluntary agencies in receipt of funds required to do?

  6. How many organisations received grants in excess of €100,000 in 2016?

  7. What percentage of the total 2016 revenue grant payments did the top 10 revenue grants make up?

  8. Some voluntary agencies in receipt of HSE funds received unqualified audits for what reasons?

  9. What two broad areas of concern cropped up in HSE audits at two particular agencies?

  10. As a result of inadequacies at some agencies, what must all board chairpersons of agencies in receipt of funds now do?