The Internal Audit Department provides independent and objective assurance and consulting services designed to improve the Bank’s operations. It helps the Bank to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, internal control system and corporate governance in general.
To ensure its independence, the Internal Audit Department functions under the supervision and monitoring of the Bank’s Audit Committee, to which it reports. The Audit Charter of the Internal Audit Department of the Bank of Greece defines the purpose, authority and responsibility of the Department.
The Internal Audit Department is a member of the Internal Auditors Committee (IAC) of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and is responsible for the auditing, at the local level, of the Eurosystm/ESCB and the Single Supervisory Mechanism related operations. The Audit Charter for the Eurosystem/ECSB and the Single Supervisory Mechanism defines the purpose, authority and responsibility of the IAC.
Within the Internal Audit Department is posted the Competent Management Officer referred to in article 44 of Law 3691/2008 for the prevention and suppression of money laundering and terrorist financing.
- ESCB Projects Audit Section
- Central Operations Audit Section
- Regional Operations Audit Section
- IT Systems Audit Section
- Secretariat and Archives Service