H.E. Dr. Hussam Alangari, President of the General Auditing Bureau of Saudi Arabia (GAB), officially inaugurated the Saudi Center for Audit Training at GAB’s headquarters in Riyadh in July. The center’s establishment aims to improve staff efficiency; better provide effective public resource monitoring and direction; increase national public revenue; and strengthen efficiency and performance of all governmental bodies.
The GAB signed a cooperation agreement with the the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) aimed at improving cooperation particularly in the fields of accounting and professional auditing. Dr. Alangari referred to the agreement as an extension of existing cooperation between the two organizations and hopes it will bolster the GAB’s recently established training center. Mr. Gene L. Dodaro, head of GAO, noted the agreement will further develop the auditing field by employing modern technology.