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Auditor General participates in the meeting of the Contact Committee

On 12 – 13 October 2017, Auditor General Elita Krūmiņa participated in the meeting of the Contact Committee of Supreme Audit Institutions of the European Union and leadership of the European Court of Auditors. (more…)

Officials from Bosnia and Herzegovina learn from the experience of SAO in the area of strategic planning

On 18 October 2017, State Audit Office was visited by officials from various state governance institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Delegation was introduced to example of the State Audit Office in how strategic planning and strategic implementation allows for better identification of priority activities and purposeful planning of resources. (more…)

VIDEO: How can results of municipality audits be used as widely as possible?

On 5 and 6 October 2017, Fifth Audit Department of the State Audit Office in cooperation with International Cooperation Divison organised an EUROSAI seminar regarding municipality audits.  Colleagues from 30 countries took part in the seminar and sought an answer to the question of how to use audit results as widely as possible. (more…)

Information exchange visit regarding Rail Baltica

Representatives of supreme audit institutions from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Finland met in Riga on October 12 – 13 in order to hear the report of representatives of RB Rail regarding progress, risk management and problems of the Rail Baltica project, as well as to discuss the course of the project. (more…)

Challenges Faced by Local Governments — Internal Control and Legality

The State Audit Office in collaboration with sworn auditors and, by carrying out additional audit procedures, within the scope of the audit of the Annual Report also examines the section concerning the annual reports of local governments. (more…)

State Audit Office: Pre-trial investigations are hampered by problems in investigators’ qualification, work organisation, and monitoring

State Audit Office (SAO) has assessed the effectiveness of pre-trial investigations in State Police (SP). Aim of the audit was to identify the causes of problems that are still present – lengthy criminal proceedings, accumulation of pending legal cases, and complaints about quality of the investigations. (more…)

European-level seminar on audits of local governments to take place in Riga

On 5-6 October, seminar of the European Supreme Audit Institutions on audits of local governments will take place in Latvia, Riga. The participants from over 30 countries will seek ways on how to ensure wider application of audit results that goes beyond the elimination of shortcomings only in the specific local government. (more…)

Clear rules of the game, equal and fair treatment — State Audit Office names important preconditions for motivating people to pay taxes

By concluding the audit on the annual financial statement, the State Audit Office (SAO) provides an opinion with objections. It discovered shortcomings in asset and investment accounting in local governments, legal framework of laws and regulations, and in state institution activity when carrying out their key functions. (more…)

Remuneration at state institutions depends on their wealth

During the audit of the annual report, the auditors of the State Audit Office, paid special attention to the state budget expenditure item “Remuneration”. It was concluded that the goal of the Law On Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities – to attain that equal conditions are observed in the determination of remuneration for officials of state and local government authorities – is not achieved yet. (more…)

State Audit Office during the Audit at RTTEMA Discovers Chaos in the Accountancy Record-keeping

State Audit Office, when performing the audit regarding the correctness of preparation of the annual report 2017 of the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES), has prepared the interim report on the stocktaking of material valuables of the Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy (RTTEMA) within the framework of liquidation of this academy. (more…)