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First ever Compliance Audit Workshop

AFROSAI-E held the first ever Compliance Audit workshop from 5 – 9 September 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. This marked an exciting occasion, as one of the authors of the exposure draft ISSAI 4000 on Compliance Audit, Ms Ingvild Gulbrandsen from SAI Norway, was also invited to share her insights with the participants.The purpose of the workshop was to introduce the exposure draft ISSAI 4000 International Standard for Compliance Auditing. This is a new INTOSAI standard that integrates the previous ISSAI 4000, 4100 and 4200 into a single standard that establishes compliance as a stand-alone...

Parting words from Lars Florin

Lars Florin’s name has become synonymous with Performance Auditing in the AFROSAI-E region over the course of the last five years. Since joining the Secretariat on 1 August 2011 on secondment from the Swedish National Audit Office (SNAO), he’s been responsible for the development of indispensable materials supporting performance auditing in the region.Unfortunately the Secretariat had to bid a sad farewell to Lars at the end of August as his secondment period came to an end. Lars has since returned to the SAI of Sweden, but before he left, we sat down with him to discuss his time with us.Q:...

Professionalising Public Sector Auditing and Accounting in the Region

 One of Agenda 2063’s aspirations relates to An Africa of Good Governance, Democracy, Respect for Human Rights, Justice and the Rule of Law. It focuses on having capable institutions and transformative leadership in place at all levels where the institutions are at the service of its people.AFROSAI-E shares the view that competent, professional and performance driven public sector institutions are essential to deliver effective, efficient and accountable services in response to this unavoidable demand by the leaders in the African continent and, it therefore desires to professionalise...

Audit of Fiscal Governance Workshop

The main function of good fiscal governance is to ensure public finance stability and sustainability. Fiscal governance can be defined as those rules, regulations, and procedures that influence how budgetary policy is planned, approved, carried out, and monitored. It entails the fiscal institutional arrangements, for example, legally binding fiscal rules, medium-term budgetary frameworks, budgetary procedures and the establishment of independent fiscal authorities to exercise responsibility and oversight on the public and private financial management systems.In any country a financial,...

Strengthening systems to combat Illicit Financial Flows

The enormous outflow of money as Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) is of global concern and is therefore also a high priority on the African agenda. IFF is defined as illegal movements of money or capital from one country to another. This movement is considered an illicit flow when the funds are illegally earned, transferred, and/or utilised. Examples of IFF include:• An importer using incorrect trade invoicing to evade customs duties, VAT, or income taxes;• A corrupt public official using an anonymous shell company to transfer dirty money to a bank account in a different country etc.To...

SAIs add a vital impetus in fighting Illicit Financial Flows - GIZ newsletter

The GIZ recently published an article written by Celestin Ankamtsene (INTOSAI Development Initiative / AFROSAI Secretariat at the time of writing), Wynand Wentzel (AFROSAI-E Secretariat), and Valentine Onya Bongado (SAI Cameroon / AFROSAI Secretariat) on the vital role of SAIs in fighting Illicit Financial Flows. The article delves into the challenges that appear for African SAIs and the concerted efforts against cross-border criminal activities. Click here to read the full article.

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