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SAI Representatives Participated in the Seminar "Digitalization of the Provision of Public Services and Administration in Municipalities" and the Sixth Annual Meeting of the EUROSAI Task Force on  Municipality Audit

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October

SAI Representatives Participated in the Seminar "Digitalization of the Provision of Public Services and Administration in Municipalities" and the Sixth Annual Meeting of the EUROSAI Task Force on Municipality Audit

21 October 2022.

Representatives of the State Audit Institution participated in the Seminar "Digitalization of the Provision of Public Services and Administration in Municipalities" and the Sixth Annual Meeting of the EUROSAI Task Force on Municipality Audit (EUROSAI TFMA), held on October 19th and 20th in Vilnius, Lithuania, organized both in person and via Zoom platform.

 Contemporary Audit and the Importance of Building Trust

14

October

Contemporary Audit and the Importance of Building Trust

14 October 2022.

The President and Auditor-General of the State Audit Institution (SAI), Dr. Duško Pejović, participated in the 10th international Conference of the Association of Internal Auditors of Serbia, titled "Build trust, make a difference", which was held on October 14th in Fruška Gora.

SAI Delegation in a Study Visit to Institutions of the Republic of Austria

14

October

SAI Delegation in a Study Visit to Institutions of the Republic of Austria

14 October 2022.

The delegation of the State Audit Institution, headed by Dr. Duško Pejović, President and Auditor General, visited Vienna from 10-13th October 10th until 13, 2022, in a study visit to the institutions of the Republic of Austria, organized by the United Nations Agency - UN Women.

Presentation of Preliminary Results of Performance Audits in 2022

07

October

Presentation of Preliminary Results of Performance Audits in 2022

07 October 2022.

Today, the President and the Auditor General of the State Audit Institution (SAI), Dr. Duško Pejović, directed the expert consultations for performance audits conducted by the SAI, according to the SAI Audit Program for 2022.

Dr. Pejović presented the SAI Activity Report for 2021 at the Session of the Committee for Finance, Republic Budget and Control of Public Funds Spending

04

October

Dr. Pejović presented the SAI Activity Report for 2021 at the Session of the Committee for Finance, Republic Budget and Control of Public Funds Spending

04 October 2022.

The President of the State Audit Institution (SAI) and Auditor-General, Dr. Duško Pejović, presented today the SAI Activity Report for 2021 to the members of the Committee for Finance, Republic Budget and Control of Public Funds Spending of the National Assembly.

The SAI Delegation in a Bilateral Visit to the State Audit Office of the Republic of North Macedonia

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September

The SAI Delegation in a Bilateral Visit to the State Audit Office of the Republic of North Macedonia

23 September 2022.

The delegation of the State Audit Institution (SAI), led by Dr. Duško Pejović, SAI President and Auditor General, paid a two-day bilateral visit to the State Audit Office of the Republic of North Macedonia on September 22 and 23 in Ohrid.

Meeting of President Pejović with the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia in Ohrid

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September

Meeting of President Pejović with the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia in Ohrid

22 September 2022.

The President of the State Audit Institution of the Republic of Serbia and Auditor-General, Dr. Duško Pejović, and Auditor-General of the Republic of North Macedonia, Mr. Maksim Acevski, met with the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia in the Republic of North Macedonia, Mr. Mihajlo Filevi. The meeting was held in the newly opened Consulate of Serbia in Ohrid

SAI Representatives Participate in the EUROSAI Project Group Meeting for Future Risks and Climate Crises

21

September

SAI Representatives Participate in the EUROSAI Project Group Meeting for Future Risks and Climate Crises

21 September 2022.

Representatives of the State Audit Institution (SAI) participated in the meeting of the EUROSAI Project Group for Future Risks and Climate Crisis on September 21st in a hybrid format.

Responsible Management of Public Finances in Times of Crisis

20

September

Responsible Management of Public Finances in Times of Crisis

20 September 2022.

At the conference titled "Responsible Management of Public Finances in Times of Crisis", wherin most significant results of the three-year initiative were presented, aiming to support the reform of the management of public funds , Dr. Duško Pejović, President of the State Audit Institution (SAI) and Auditor General, emphasized that the development of the SAI is directly affected by the digitalization of the entire society.

SAI Receives High Rating in the International Open Budget Survey

14

September

SAI Receives High Rating in the International Open Budget Survey

14 September 2022.

The results of the international research regarding open budget for 2021 showed that the work of the SAI is one of the most significant positive factors that contribute to the openness and supervision of budgets of the institutions, said Dr. Duško Pejović, SAI President and Auditor General.

Representatives of the SAI Participate in the Workshop "Performance Audit" in Stockholm

09

September

Representatives of the SAI Participate in the Workshop "Performance Audit" in Stockholm

09 September 2022.

Representatives of the State Audit Institution (SAI) took part in the workshop on performance auditing held from September 5th to 9th in Stockholm, as part of the regional professional development program for performance audit. During the workshop, the representatives of the Institution presented the work on the Performance Audit Report "Functioning of Urban and Suburban Passenger Transportation" of the State Audit Institution.

SAI Representatives Participate in the 15th Meeting of the EUROSAI Information Technology Working Group

08

September

SAI Representatives Participate in the 15th Meeting of the EUROSAI Information Technology Working Group

08 September 2022.

Representatives of the State Audit Institution participated in the 15th meeting of the EUROSAI Information Technology (IT) Working Group, organized in a hybrid format on September 6th and 7th in Bucharest. The meeting was also open to SAI members of the INTOSAI.

The President of the SAI Attended the Celebration of the Jubilee of the Romanian Court of Accounts

08

September

The President of the SAI Attended the Celebration of the Jubilee of the Romanian Court of Accounts

08 September 2022.

A delegation of the State Audit Institution (SAI), with Dr. Duško Pejović, SAI President and State Auditor General as the Head, participated today in Bucharest in an international conference organized on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Romanian Court of Accounts entitled "The Romanian Court of Accounts - 30 years of progress towards digitalization of audit".

Exam Organized for Obtaining the Auditor  Title - Certified State Auditor

24

August

Exam Organized for Obtaining the Auditor Title - Certified State Auditor

24 August 2022.

State auditors, seven of them, defended their papers today before the Commission for Taking the Exam for the Obtaining the Auditor Titles of State Auditor and Certified State Auditor and thus passed the exam for obtaining of the auditor title - certified state auditor.

Demanti DRI povodom pogrešno prenetih informacija u vezi sa Izveštajem o reviziji finansijskih izveštaja Generalnog sekretarijata Vlade za 2021. godinu

11

August

Demanti DRI povodom pogrešno prenetih informacija u vezi sa Izveštajem o reviziji finansijskih izveštaja Generalnog sekretarijata Vlade za 2021. godinu

11 August 2022.

Državna revizorska institucija demantuje navode u tekstovima koje su objavili određeni mediji, a u vezi sa Izveštajem o reviziji finansijskih izveštaja Generalnog sekretarijata Vlade, Beograd za 2021. godinu, da „u Bilansu stanja na dan 31. decembra 2021. godine nije iskazano stanje sredstava na dinarskom računu Donatorska sredstva za migrante broj 840-0000003961721-84 u iznosu od 307.000.000 na ekonomskoj klasifikaciji 121700 – Ostala novčana sredstva i nije iskazano stanje na Deviznom računu – konto 121400 u iznosu od 75.000.000 dinara“.

SAI Top Management and the INTOSAI Development Initiative Discussed the Importance of Strategic Planning

04

August

SAI Top Management and the INTOSAI Development Initiative Discussed the Importance of Strategic Planning

04 August 2022.

The top management of the State Audit Institution, headed by Dr. Duško Pejović, President of the SAI and Auditor-General, participated today in a workshop dedicated to strategic planning - as part of preparations for the development of the new Strategic Plan of the SAI for the period 2024-2028. The Workshop was held by representatives of the Development Initiative of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), Mr. Ola Hoem and Ms. Dafina Dimitrova.

State Audit Institution's Day - 178 Years since Establishment of Supervision over Public Funds' Spending in Serbia

26

July

State Audit Institution's Day - 178 Years since Establishment of Supervision over Public Funds' Spending in Serbia

26 July 2022.

178 years have passed since July 26, 1844, when the General Control was established by the Law on Organization - the forerunner of today's State Audit Institution (SAI). This meant that, in then Principality of Serbia, supervision over the spending of public funds began. That's why July 26 is celebrated as the Day of SAI.

Exam Organized for Acquiring the Auditor Title - Authorized State Auditor

14

July

Exam Organized for Acquiring the Auditor Title - Authorized State Auditor

14 July 2022.

Nine state auditors of the State Audit Institution presented their papers today before the Commission for Taking the Exam for Acquiring the Title of State Auditor and Authorized State Auditor, and thus successfully passed the exam for acquiring the Auditor Title - Authorized State Auditor.

Significant Role of SAI in Promoting Gender-Responsive Budgeting

12

July

Significant Role of SAI in Promoting Gender-Responsive Budgeting

12 July 2022.

The Republic of Serbia has successfully established gender-responsive budgeting, as well as a system for monitoring investments in gender equality, said Dr. Duško Pejović, President of the State Audit Institution (DRI) and Auditor-General..

Working Meeting of the President of the SAI and the Auditor-General of the Supreme Office for Public Sector Auditing of Republic of Srpska.

12

July

Working Meeting of the President of the SAI and the Auditor-General of the Supreme Office for Public Sector Auditing of Republic of Srpska.

12 July 2022.

The President of the State Audit Institution of the Republic of Serbia and the Auditor-General, Dr. Duško Pejović, had a working meeting today in Banja Luka with the Auditor-General of the Supreme Office for Public Sector Auditing of Republic of Srpska, Mr. Jovo Radukić

A Regional Conference Held in Fruška Gora Dedicated to the Public Procurement System

23

June

A Regional Conference Held in Fruška Gora Dedicated to the Public Procurement System

23 June 2022.

Supreme State Auditor, Ms Stojanka Milovanović, participated in the regional conference "Regulations are being improved, corruption remains the number one problem", held on June 21st and 22nd in Fruška Gora, on the topic "State of affairs of the public procurement system from the perspective of the State Audit Institution of the Republic of Serbia". The two-day conference was dedicated to the state of affairs of the public procurement system in the Western Balkans.

SAI Representatives Participated in the Workshop within the Strategy, Performance Measurement and Reporting Program of the INTOSAI Development Initiative

20

June

SAI Representatives Participated in the Workshop within the Strategy, Performance Measurement and Reporting Program of the INTOSAI Development Initiative

20 June 2022.

Certified State Auditor Nikola Stefanović, State Auditor Željko Motić and Senior Advisor for Quality Control Miloš Mandušić participated in a workshop dedicated to lessons learned and further steps within the Strategy, Performance Measurement and Reporting Program of the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) held from 13th to 17th June in Oslo, Norway.

Conducting Parallel  Performance Audit - Topic of the Meeting of the Representatives of the SAI Serbia and the State Audit Office of the Republic of North Macedonia

20

June

Conducting Parallel Performance Audit - Topic of the Meeting of the Representatives of the SAI Serbia and the State Audit Office of the Republic of North Macedonia

20 June 2022.

On June 16th, representatives of the State Audit Institution of the Republic of Serbia and the State Audit Office of the Republic of North Macedonia held a meeting regarding the implementation of a parallel performance audit.

SAI Representatives Participate in the EUROSAI "Traveling Club of Experts"

17

June

SAI Representatives Participate in the EUROSAI "Traveling Club of Experts"

17 June 2022.

Representatives of the State Audit Institution participated in the first webinar "Audit Methodologies and Quality Assurance", within the framework of the new Project Group as part of the Strategic Goal 1 of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI), entitled "Traveling Club of Experts", which was organized on June 16, 2022 by the Supreme Audit Institution of Lithuania, in cooperation with the Supreme Audit Institution of Israel.

Meeting of the EUROSAI Project Group for Future Risks and Climate Crisis

15

June

Meeting of the EUROSAI Project Group for Future Risks and Climate Crisis

15 June 2022.

The Project Group for Future Risks and Climate Crisis of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI), led by the European Court of Auditors and the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of the United Kingdom, held an online meeting on June 14, attended by Nikola Stefanović, Certified State Auditor.

Specijalna bolnica za rehabilitaciju „Rusanda“ u Melencima teško kršila obavezu dobrog poslovanja

02

June

Specijalna bolnica za rehabilitaciju „Rusanda“ u Melencima teško kršila obavezu dobrog poslovanja

02 June 2022.

Državna revizorska institucija je sprovela reviziju pravilnosti poslovanja Specijalne bolnice za rehabilitaciju „Rusanda“, Melenci i sačinila Izveštaj o reviziji pravilnosti poslovanja u delu koji se odnosi na uvećanje plata zaposlenih od 1. januara do 31. decembra 2019. godine i javne nabavke u periodu od 1. januara 2018. godine do 31. decembra 2019. godine, broj: 400-1189/2020-05/7 od 15. decembra 2020. godine.

Institut ekonomskih nauka u Beogradu teško kršio obavezu dobrog poslovanja

01

June

Institut ekonomskih nauka u Beogradu teško kršio obavezu dobrog poslovanja

01 June 2022.

Državna revizorska institucija sprovela je reviziju pravilnosti poslovanja Instituta ekonomskih nauka u Beogradu i sačinila Izveštaj o reviziji pravilnosti poslovanja u delu koji se odnosi na javne nabavke za 2018. i 2019. godinu i ostvarivanje i raspodelu prihoda za 2019. godinu, broj 400-707/2020-03/11 od 28. decembra 2020. godine.

Representatives of SAI Participants in the Webinar "Public Sector Asset Management and EU Integration"

17

May

Representatives of SAI Participants in the Webinar "Public Sector Asset Management and EU Integration"

17 May 2022.

Nikola Stefanović, Certified State Auditor, Milena Leković and Uroš Marjanović, Senior Audit Advisors and Ivana Dragosavac, Audit Advisor attended today, on behalf of the State Audit Institution, through the Zoom platform, webinar titled "Public Sector Asset Management and EU Integration", organized by the Center for Excellence in Finance (CEF), a leading regional institution that promotes capacity building in public finances across Southeast Europe.

Representatives of the SAI Participated in the Spring Seminar of the EUROSAI Working Group for Environmental Audit

12

May

Representatives of the SAI Participated in the Spring Seminar of the EUROSAI Working Group for Environmental Audit

12 May 2022.

Nikola Stefanović, Certified State Auditor and Miloš Mandušić, Senior Advisor for Quality Control participated in the spring seminar of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) of the Working Group for Environmental Audit, held via video conference on May 10 and 11, titled "Climate Change and Water Issues: Water Supply / Droughts, Flood Threats.

State Audit Institution Started Audit Procedure Regarding Additional 57  Public Funds Beneficiaries

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April

State Audit Institution Started Audit Procedure Regarding Additional 57 Public Funds Beneficiaries

18 April 2022.

In March and April, in accordance with the Audit Program for 2022, the State Audit Institution started the process of financial statement audit, compliance audit and financial statement and compliance audit regarding additional 57 public funds beneficiaries.

SAI Representatives Participated in the EUROSAI IT Working Group Seminar

13

April

SAI Representatives Participated in the EUROSAI IT Working Group Seminar

13 April 2022.

Supreme State Auditor Ivica Gavrilović, State Auditors Dragan Stojanović, Dejan Stojiljković and Željko Motić and Analysis and Planning Advisor Jovan Vuković, participated in the online seminar of the EUROSAI IT Working Group held on April 12 with main topic "Water behind the dam - challenges for SAI in terms of data flow” organized by the Estonian SAI.

State Audit Institution submitted SAI Activity Report  for 2021 to the National Assembly

29

March

State Audit Institution submitted SAI Activity Report for 2021 to the National Assembly

29 March 2022.

On March 28, the State Audit Institution (SAI) submitted Activity Report for 2021 to the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, in accordance with the Law and within the deadline.

SAI Has Published a Register of Recommendations for 2020

16

March

SAI Has Published a Register of Recommendations for 2020

16 March 2022.

In the audits conducted in 2020, the State Audit Institution issued 2,155 recommendations to the auditees and published them in the Register of Recommendations for 2020 on its website. The SAI issued largest number of recommendations in financial statement audits - 1,215, followed by compliance audits - 534,in performance audits -264 recommendations, while in combined financial statements and compliance audit, SAI issued 142 recommendations.

Meeting of the Presidents of the Supreme Audit Institutions of the Candidate and Potential Candidates Countries for Membership in the European Union

16

March

Meeting of the Presidents of the Supreme Audit Institutions of the Candidate and Potential Candidates Countries for Membership in the European Union

16 March 2022.

Dr. Duško Pejović, President of the State Audit Institution (SAI) and Auditor General participated today, via Zoom platform, in the meeting of the Presidents of the Network of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) of Candidate and Potential Candidates Countries for membership in the European Union and the European Court of Auditors in Paris , organized by SIGMA (joint OECD and EU initiatives).

Mr. Ivica Gavrilović Reappointed to the Position of the Supreme State Auditor in the Sector No. 5

11

March

Mr. Ivica Gavrilović Reappointed to the Position of the Supreme State Auditor in the Sector No. 5

11 March 2022.

Today, the Council of the State Audit Institution appointed Mr. Ivica Gavrilović for the second time to the position of the Supreme State Auditor in the Sector No. 5 (Sector for Audit Methodology and Development). By taking the oath before the members of the Council, Mr. Gavrilovic took over the duty of the Supreme State Auditor.

Cooperation Agreement Signed Between the SAIs of the Republic of Serbia and Northern Macedonia

25

February

Cooperation Agreement Signed Between the SAIs of the Republic of Serbia and Northern Macedonia

25 February 2022.

The President of the State Audit Institution and the Auditor General of the Republic of Serbia, Dr. Dusko Pejovic, and the Auditor General of the State Audit Office of the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Mr. Maksim Acevski, signed a Cooperation Agreement in Skopje today.

SAI Receives the Highest Scores from the World Bank in the Field of External Audit

31

January

SAI Receives the Highest Scores from the World Bank in the Field of External Audit

31 January 2022.

In the fourth evaluation of the National Public Financial Management System in Serbia, ie Impact Assessment Report of "the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability" (PEFA) in the field of external audit, and after three previously conducted PEFA evaluations at the central level in 2007, 2010 and In 2015, the State Audit Institution achieved significantly higher assessments compared to the previous report.

First Training Center of the State Audit Institution Officially Opened

27

January

First Training Center of the State Audit Institution Officially Opened

27 January 2022.

The President of the State Audit Institution (SAI) and Auditor General, Dr. Duško Pejović, officially opened the first Training Center of the State Audit Institution in Belgrade today.

SAI Regional Leader in the Field of External Audit

24

January

SAI Regional Leader in the Field of External Audit

24 January 2022.

SIGMA has been conducting evaluations of public administration principles in candidate and potential candidate countries since 2015. Since 2017, these assessments have been conducted on the basis of the Methodological Framework for Principles of Public Administration. SIGMA's annual reports are included in the European Commission's annual progress reports on EU candidate and potential candidate countries. In the Report on SIGMA Monitoring of the principles of public administration of the Republic of Serbia for 2021, external audit is the best rated field in Serbia with a score of 4.5 compared to the highest score of 5.0, with the greatest progress compared to 2017 when it was rated 3.5.