We deliver high quality outsourced performance audits on behalf of audit offices and statutory authorities assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of public sector programs and functions.
We plan and undertake program evaluations and performance reviews – independently or with management – to assess whether programs and functions have achieved their intended outcomes.
Public sector entities engage us early in a program or process to obtain assurance that they are on track and meeting key accountability requirements.
We bring our unparalleled public sector assurance and governance expertise when designing audit and evaluation frameworks for public sector functions and programs.
We provide assurance and governance advice to assist public sector entities implement programs and functions.
Vista Advisory develops and delivers tailored audit, assurance and governance training program for public sector clients, incorporating both hard and soft skills for auditors and non-auditors to build organisational capacity.
We conduct audit engagement quality control reviews (EQCRs, for audits in progress) and audit quality assurance reviews following audit completion.
Thank you once again for all of the effort you and all of the Vista team have performed on this assignment. We are very pleased we selected Vista for the engagement and I would be happy to provide an endorsement or act as a referee for other engagements you seek to undertake.
I would like to thank you for your professionalism, flexibility and dedication to the task of evaluating the Programme. The report was an important opportunity for us to capture both the achievements and the lessons-learned from the last three years of NERP’s operations. You delivered a well-rounded examination of the programme which captured the positive outcomes and also provided helpful insights into some of the programme’s weaknesses and areas for improvement. Your report was clear, balanced and very readable.
Thank you for making the effort for the team to be co-located with us here in the Department to really understand the program and for the positive way in which you worked with us to assemble all the information required for your evaluation. I know I speak on behalf of everyone in the team here, in saying that we were impressed with your openness, approachability and flexibility in navigating the short timeframe available to deliver such a detailed report. The feedback I have had with researchers and research users since the evaluation report was released, similarly reveals a high level of satisfaction and appreciation for the thorough and respectful way in which you have worked with others and faithfully conveyed the diversity of their views.
I was also very pleased with you and your team’s genuine desire to understand the mechanics of the Program and your commitment to delivering the best possible product to accurately evaluate the program and to inform future management. The final product has been well received and I’m sure will play an important role in both assisting us improve the current program delivery, as well as helping guide future investment in environmental research.
Please pass on my thanks to your team (Peter McVay and Sue Sheriden) and refer to this email in future if you are seeking to demonstrate feedback from a previous client in your future consulting.
Sustainability Research and Science Policy Section
Sustainability Policy and Analysis Division
Department of the Environment
National Environmental Research Program | environmental research for decision making.
Vista provided a well thought through and targeted approach. The recommended solutions for our new management structure fully accounted for our new strategic direction and offered a refreshing view as to what the purpose of the organisation should be around that strategy. We are fully implementing Vista’s recommendations and they will provide a guide to the new management structure as we transition into a new Secretariat.
This speaks well of the collaborative way in which Vista approached the task in working with both the governors and existing managers throughout the process. Vista ‘got us’ and delivered.