Representative of the State Audit Institution, Mr. Zoran Stepanović, Senior Advisor in the Sector for Audit of Mandatory Social Insurance Organizations, participated in workshop on collaboration of internal and external auditors, organized by the Center for Excellence in Finance in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 9-11 October 2018.
The workshop provided a platform for the exchange of ideas on how to increase cooperation between external auditors working in Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) and public sector internal auditors. The participants were acquainted with the benefits of stronger cooperation, guidance on cooperation modalities, and focused on the applicable International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI). During the three-day learning workshop, the participants discussed role and responsibilities of both parties, clarified basis for cooperation and identified possible ways of cooperation.
It brought together managers of central harmonization units, heads of internal audit departments, senior internal auditors, and senior SAI auditors.
Participation of the SAI representative at the workshop was financed with the support of the German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ), within the project of German- Serbian development organization “Public Finance Reform – Financing Agenda 2030”.