Spring 2017

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...