Performance audit – main focus for the discussions between the Bulgarian and Macedonian auditors


SAO delegation completed a five-day study visit (3-7 December 2018) to the Bulgarian National Audit Office (BNAO), as part of the activities of Component 2 „Strengthening of SAO audit capacities” of the ongoing Twinning project MK 13 IPA FI 01 17 R.

The BNAO President Tzvetan Tzvetkov and the BNAO Vice President Toshko Todorov welcomed the SAO delegation headed by the BC Component Leader 2 Liljana Stoyanova.

Within the framework of the agenda of the study visit, the participants had a number of meetings and were acquainted with:

  • compliance Audits of Financial Management Directorate activities and audit on public procurement, as well as with the BNAO audit practice in the field of public procurements; a meeting with representatives from the Central Coordination Unit, Council of Ministers was organized.
  • the audit methodology in the field of audits on public procurements, presentation on the Performance Audit Directorate Activity and particularly related to the audit of EU funds and also the Performance audit on the preparation for management of funds under the EU Common Strategic Framework in the new programming period 2014 – 2020. SAO auditors had a meeting with representatives from the Management Authority of the Environment Operational programme.
  • two performance audits: Performance audit on the Programming and contracting assistance under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and Performance audit on the Contribution of “Horizon 2020. The Macedonian colleagues were introduced to the Pentana software and assuring the quality of the audit activity through it. The same day, a meeting with representatives from the Audit of EU Funds Executive Agency was held.

SAO auditors also had a meeting with representatives from the Public Financial Inspection Agency. They also got acquainted with presentation of the important moments in the use of EU, national and other funds and with the BNAO practice in Strengthening human resources capacity along with the BNAO HR information system.



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