Control & Compliance Unit

Following on from its inception in 2018 in order to combine two integral aspects of the organisation - Internal Audit & Procurement Compliance, this unit has rapidly developed to becoming the main internal enabler of operational and strategic Risk Management throughout Longford County Council.


The unit is led by an Administrative Officer with overall responsibility for the unit, the Internal Auditor, a Procurement Officer and two admin support staff.  The Internal auditor in tasked with carrying out their statutory/designated functions and responsibilities within the organisation which include:


·                  Preparation and implementation of internal audit plans including a strategic plan and annual work plan.

·                  Planning and performing audit assignments including risk assessments

·                  Reviewing the adequacy of controls across key departments

·                  Identifying and recommending improvement in processes and controls

·                  Risk management

·                  Conducting special assignments including value for money

·                  Audit and Compliance reports for external Bodies including the National Oversight and Audit Commission

·                  Preparation of internal audit reports for Audit Committee and Senior Management and presenting these reports to these parties

·                  Liaising with external auditors 

·                  Any other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time

·                  Review the Internal Audit Charter

·                  Data Co-ordinator for the Performance Indicators

·                  Public Spending Code Compliance & Quality Assurance Process

·                  Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

·                  Article 48 Checks in conjunction with the LEADER Programme.


The Internal Audit section strives to ensure that adequate internal controls are in operation to safeguard the assets of the organisation, and to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the accounting records.


The centralised Procurement arm of the unit is tasked with procurement compliance and education for the whole organisation, underpinning the Finance team objectives by ensuring as far as possible that value for money is achieved in a manner that is fair and equitable to all vendors.

This is accomplished through a collaborative approach of advising and guiding staff and colleagues as required and providing the necessary assurances to senior management that best practice has been adhered to.

All Suppliers should ensure that all opportunities of business with Longford County Council via the National Frameworks are availed of. You are advised to register as a Supplier on the following websites:

  • (formerly LAQuotes) – Longford County Council core services – categories include Road Making Materials, Road Marking Services, Plant Hire, Bitumen, small works, fuels, etc.
  • – Europe Wide Tenders website, also used for Quick Quotes – this website is used by Longford County Council and National Procurement Websites
  • – National Procurement - please check for Upcoming Opportunities – categories include electricity, stationary, paper, janitorial supplies, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), printer inks, etc.  View and respond to live contracts and upcoming opportunities, download templates, view publications and find useful links.

If you are not registered with the above websites you will not receive automatic notification of opportunities you may wish to tender/quote for.

If you have any queries in relation to procurement,  please contact the Control & Compliance Unit at or call 043 3343327/043 3343435