The role of the National Audit Office is to:
*Audit the accounts of all government departments and agencies as well as a wide range of other public bodies
*Report to Parliament on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which these bodies have used public money.
The Audit and inspection rights are vested in the head of the National Audit Office, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG). The staff of the National Audit Office carry out these tasks on his behalf.