Spring 2017

Romanian Court of Accounts Adopts New Norms
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Romanian Court of Accounts Adopts New Norms

The Romanian Court of Accounts has adopted new Methodological Norms in the field of public procurement and has recently published guidelines on public procurement and sectoral procurement examination on the institution’s website. The guidelines act as a work tool for staff having field control competencies. The guidelines have been drafted in keeping with the...

New Zealand’s CAG Begins Seven-Year Term
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New Zealand’s CAG Begins Seven-Year Term

Martin Matthews began his seven-year term as New Zealand’s Controller and Auditor-General on February 1, 2017. Matthews, who has worked in public service for more than 36 years, joined the Audit Office in 1979, where he spent his first 18 years holding various portfolios and reaching the role of Assistant Auditor-General from 1990 to 1998. He has also held the positions...

Egypt’s ASA Participates in COMESA Events
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Egypt’s ASA Participates in COMESA Events

Egypt’s Accountability State Authority (ASA) participated in several Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) events, including the 36th COMESA Committee meeting on Administration and Budgetary matters held in Lusaka, Zambia. Several key recommendations were issued, including the...

Czech Republic SAO Signs Agreement with IFAC
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Czech Republic SAO Signs Agreement with IFAC

The President of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) of the Czech Republic, Mr. Miloslav Kala, signed an agreement with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) in December, granting the SAO permission to translate and publish the 2016 Handbook of International Public Sector Accounting Pronouncements (IPSAS). The 2016 IPSAS Handbook includes a conceptual framework...

Japan Board of Audit Issues 2015 Annual Report
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Japan Board of Audit Issues 2015 Annual Report

Mr. Teruhiko Kawato, President of the Board of Audit of Japan (the Board), submitted the Fiscal Year 2015 audit report to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The report, containing results on audits the Board conducted between 2015 and 2016, includes final accounts of annual expenditures and revenues of state and government-affiliated institutions...

New Code of Ethics Adopted
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New Code of Ethics Adopted

A new Code of Ethics was adopted at the XXII INCOSAI in Abu Dhabi. The new Code responds to needs of the current public auditing environment. Ethical behavior is of key importance to Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in establishing a positive reputation and building trust with stakeholders. A code of ethics provides SAIs (and staff) a set of values and principles...

Mongolia Parliament Appoints New Auditor General
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Mongolia Parliament Appoints New Auditor General

Mr. Khurelbaatar Dorjsurenkhorloo was appointed by the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia as the Auditor General (AG) of Mongolia January 12, 2017. He succeeds Mr. Zangad Ayur, who resigned due to health reasons. Mr. Khurelbaatar earned his bachelor’s degree in construction engineering-economics from the Ural Polytechnic Institute of USSR in 1986 and a bachelor’s degree in law from...