information technology

SAI Poland Hands Over EUROSAI ITWG Chairmanship to SAI Estonia
Post

SAI Poland Hands Over EUROSAI ITWG Chairmanship to SAI Estonia

Marian Banaś, President of the Supreme Audit Office of Poland, handed over chairmanship of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) Information Technology (IT) Working Group to Janar Holm, Auditor General of the National Audit Office of Estonia, in June. The EUROSAI IT Working Group...

Information Technology: Producing More Effective Audits and Reports
Post

Information Technology: Producing More Effective Audits and Reports

Information Technology (IT) audits are often complex, and audit outcomes tend to result in technical reports written in technical language. As noted in International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) 5300, very few people find such lengthy and complicated documents appealing or understandable. The Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of Argentina has...

Using Geographic Information Systems
Post

Using Geographic Information Systems

With the spread of Information Technology (IT) in government activities, Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) have been increasingly implementing Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAATs). Among the CAATs, Geographic Information System (GIS), which can depict, overlay and analyze geospatial information based on location, can be of value for every step of audit. The GIS can efficiently depict and analyze attribute data, as well as...

Using GIS to Monitor Public Works
Post

Using GIS to Monitor Public Works

This paper presents an alternative model for auditing public works through intensive use of Information Technology (IT). The model is based on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for collecting, processing and analyzing data; producing tables, graphs and thematic maps; allowing remote monitoring of a large number of constructions; and providing a quick overview of the audited area...