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New Financial Audit System Introduced in Finland
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New Financial Audit System Introduced in Finland

A new financial audit system was introduced in Finland on January 1, 2016. On that date, the new Auditing Act and the Act on Audits of Public Administration and General Government Finances entered into force and harmonized the system of auditor’s examinations and the supervision of audits. There are about 1,600 approved auditors in Finland. Until the end of 2015...

SAI Algeria’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018 Approved
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SAI Algeria’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018 Approved

The Programs and Reports Committee of the Court of Accounts in Algeria approved the SAI’s second strategic plan covering the years 2015 to 2018 at its meeting held April 1, 2015. The plan takes into account the recommendations of its recent peer review and a partnership with the French Court of Accounts. Based on recommendations from its peer review report, the Court of Accounts expressed its willingness to receive institutional support to strengthen...

CNAO, GAO Leverage Expertise to Generate Results
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CNAO, GAO Leverage Expertise to Generate Results

In 2012, heads of the SAIs of China and USA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). According to the MoU’s objective, "The participants intend to establish, improve, and develop a framework for cooperation in national audit and promote effective interaction between the participants on the basis of equality, reciprocity, and mutual benefit." The MoU has allowed the National Audit Office of the People’s Republic of China (CNAO) and the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) the opportunity to...

Myanmar Welcomes New Union Auditor General
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Myanmar Welcomes New Union Auditor General

On April 5, 2016, Mr. Maw Than, a well-known economist (born August 28, 1939), officially assumed his role as Union Auditor General (UAG) of the Office of the Auditor General of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. He was appointed by the President in 2016 with the approval of the Parliament for a term of five years. Mr. Maw Than has served in several high-visibility roles, including...

New SAV AG Promotes Transparency, Citizen Ownership
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New SAV AG Promotes Transparency, Citizen Ownership

On April 5, 2016, Doctor Ho Duc Phoc was appointed by the National Assembly as Auditor General (AG) of the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV). He was nominated by the Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) and was approved by the majority of the NA. Dr Phoc says that, "I will try, with my utmost efforts, together with other leaders of the SAV and the entire Office, to achieve...

NAO Malta Appoints Auditor General, Deputy Auditor General
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NAO Malta Appoints Auditor General, Deputy Auditor General

On March 30, 2016, Charles Deguara was appointed as Malta’s new Auditor General by the President of Malta following unanimous approval by Parliament for a five-year period in terms of Malta’s Constitution. He succeeds Anthony C. Mifsud, who was earlier appointed as the Parliamentary Ombudsman March 16, 2016. Prior to his appointment, Charles Deguara served...

NAOL Approves Strategic Framework, Sets Ambitious Goal
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NAOL Approves Strategic Framework, Sets Ambitious Goal

The National Audit Office of Lithuania (NAOL) approved a new long-term development document establishing the institution’s mission, vision and values, as well as its ambitious strategic goal: to increase public sector efficiency and the value it generates for society. The NAOL will strive to achieve this goal by increasing audit impact, quality and communication. We...