Strengthening public finance oversight – How can the state and internal auditors cooperate better?

With the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway, next week on May 19th, we are organizing the conference “Strengthening public finance oversight – How can the state and internal auditors cooperate better?”

This meeting of state and internal auditors, first of a kind, is organized with the cooperation with the State Audit Institution (SAI) and Ministry of Finance.

Our intention is to emphasize the need of strengthening the cooperation between SAI and the system of internal audit. We will gather the representatives of external and internal audit, with the aim to talk about future previous cooperation, point out to the potential problems and obstacles and finally, to agree upon the direction of the future cooperation.

In the introductory part of the conference, the speakers will be:

  • Stevo Muk, President of the Managing board of the Institute alternative, opening of the conference
  • Branislav Radulović, PhD, the member of the Senate of the SAI— „Relation of the state and internatl audit in the public sector in Montenegro”
  • mr Ana Krsmanović, Director General of the Directorate for Central harmonization in the Ministry of Finance— „Hitherto improvement in establishing the system of the internal audit“
  • Marko Sošić, public policy researcher at Institute alternative — „Examples from the comparative practice of the cooperation between SAI and internal control”

All head of units for the internal audit in Montenegro are invited to the conference, as well as the representatives of the Ministry of Finance (Directorate of the Central Harmonization). The conference will be attended by the members of the Senate of SAI, the Head of sectors and units of SAI.

The conference will be held in the hotel Ramada, Lesendro hall, at 11h. If you wish to attend the conference, do not hesitate to contact the project coordinator, Marko Sošić at email: marko@institut-alternativa.org, or at the phone number: 067 239 807.

The Conference “Strengthening public finance oversight – How can the state and internal auditors cooperate better?” is the part of the project “Together towards accountability – strengthening the impact of the state audit in Montenegro”, supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade. The goal of the project is to increase the level of the implementation of SAI’s recommendations, as well as strengthening ties between the SAI and the Parliament of Montenegro, civil society organizations and internal auditors in the public sector.

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