From November 25 to November 27, the experts of the State Audit Office of Latvia are staying in Moldova, where they conduct a training program for their colleagues at the Supreme Audit Institution of Moldova on ethical aspects of the supreme audit institutions and audit quality control procedures, which are crucial principles for ensuring high-quality auditing.
With this measure, the State Audit Office concludes the support activities planned for 2019 to strengthen the capacity of the supreme audit institutions of the EU Eastern Partnership countries towards full integration of international standards in their activities.
While implementing the support previously expressed by Auditor General Elita Krūmiņa to the Supreme Audit Institutions of Moldova, Ukraine, and Georgia, the State Audit Office developed a specialised training course based on a thorough analysis of the needs of Moldovan colleagues and agreed with the provisions of the International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI).
The State Audit Office, as a member of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), is highly valued in the EU Eastern Partnership countries, as evidenced by the professional experience of the State Audit Office up to now and actions taken to improve the State Audit Office.
One has already implemented such a training program to build the capacity of the Supreme Audit Institutions of Ukraine and Georgia in the ISSAI integration process. Financing for the implementation of the development cooperation project has been provided from the funds envisaged in the Development Cooperation Policy Plan 2019 administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr Lupu Marian, President of the Supreme Audit Institution of Moldova, has appreciated the experience and professionalism of the State Audit Office in auditing by stating that such training confirms the result of successful cooperation between the Supreme Audit Institutions once again.
Auditor General Elita Krūmiņa emphasises that she is pleased with the intention and initiative of the Supreme Audit Institution of Moldova to take over the knowledge and best practice in auditing provided exactly by the experts of the State Audit Office.