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SAI Slovakia
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Czech and Slovak Republics Team Up for Parallel Audit

The Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic concluded an "Agreement on Cooperation in Parallel Audits Targeting Excise Duty" in 2015. The parallel audit goal was to compare excise duties administration performance from 2012 to 2015 and identify process strengths and weaknesses. In cases bearing significant differences affecting efficiency and usefulness, the audit aimed to identify...

Estonia, Finland Share Experience in, on Many Fields
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Estonia, Finland Share Experience in, on Many Fields

A delegation from the National Audit Office of Estonia (NAOE) visited the National Audit Office of Finland (NAOF) June 2, 2017, to share experience and practices on various auditing fields, including the football field! Three parallel expert sessions were held: (1) Analytics and Auditing: Exchange of Experiences About Methods Applied in Audits; (2) Exchange of NAOE and NAOF Experiences in IT Auditing; and (3) Auditing Sustainable Development Goals: NAOE and NAOF Approach and Plans...

Turkish Court of Accounts Hosts ECA, Libyan SAI
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Turkish Court of Accounts Hosts ECA, Libyan SAI

The President of the Turkish Court of Accounts (TCA), Mr. Seyit Ahmet Baş, welcomed representatives from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) (pictured top left) in March 2017 for various European Union (EU) public entity performance audits. The ECA also held a technical meeting with TCA officials and addressed...

SAIs of Belarus and Slovakia Sign MoU
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SAIs of Belarus and Slovakia Sign MoU

The Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Belarus and Slovakia signed a Memorandum on Cooperation during the Committee of State Control of Belarus’ visit to the Slovak Republic. The document was signed by Mr. Vladimir Kukharev, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of State Control of Belarus, and Mr. Karol Mitrik, Head of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) of Slovakia. According to the memorandum...

SAI Slovakia: Cooperative Efforts=Better Results
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SAI Slovakia: Cooperative Efforts=Better Results

"No man is an island." This famous phrase, written by John Donne, suggests we are better together than we are apart. This simple notion is behind all cooperative efforts, no matter how large or small. As of 2015, there were 2,890 municipalities in the Slovak Republic, and the Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic (SAO SR) has the responsibility to audit all of them. With such a high number of municipalities and audit subjects...

ASOSAI, AFROSAI Sign Memorandum of Understanding
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ASOSAI, AFROSAI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

At the XXII Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ASOSAI and AFROSAI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that launches an outline to initiate, develop and follow-up on standardized cooperation through a systematized and regular cooperation mechanism. Through this MoU, both organizations will facilitate the enhancement of professional capacities to improve auditing by...

Kuwait’s SAB Participates in Workshops, Meetings
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Kuwait’s SAB Participates in Workshops, Meetings

Kuwait’s State Audit Bureau (SAB) participated in numerous workshops, seminars and committee meetings to cap off 2016, including the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) 14th Meeting in Macedonia that included a training seminar on "Audit Sustainable Development." SAB also contributed...

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...

Belarus Hosts Heads of SAI Council in Minsk
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Belarus Hosts Heads of SAI Council in Minsk

Minsk (the Republic of Belarus) hosted the XVI Council of Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of the Commonwealth of Independent States (the Council) June 7-8, 2016. The President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, along with the Chairman of the Executive Committee, Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Sergei Lebedev, greeted attendees of the XVI session that included...