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Agenda, SIGMA Workshop on Digital Auditing for SAIs, Skopje, November 2019


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Agenda, SIGMA Workshop on Digital Auditing for SAIs, Skopje, November 2019

  1. 1. 2 Rue André Pascal 75775 Paris Cedex 16 France Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 24 82 00 This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union (EU). It should not be reported as representing the official views of the EU, the OECD or its member countries, or of partners participating in the SIGMA Programme. The opinions expressed and arguments employed are those of the authors. This document, as well as any data and any map included herein, are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area. © OECD 2019 – The use of this material, whether digital or print, is governed by the Terms and Conditions to be found on the OECD website page Workshop on Digital Auditing Network of SAIs of EU Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries and European Court of Auditors - Agenda - 6-7 November 2019 Skopje, North Macedonia Co-organised with the SAI of North Macedonia
  2. 2. 2 Background The Heads of the Network of Supreme Audit Institutions of Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries and European Court of Auditors (the Network), during their meeting on 11 October 2017 in Luxemburg, agreed on a new Work Plan for Network activities for 2018 and beyond. A number of activities included in the Work Plan related to Information Technology and its audit. In line with the Work Plan, the State Audit Office of North Macedonia and SIGMA are hosting this workshop on digital auditing. Over the last decade, digital technology has become an increasingly familiar part of everyday life. Government, public services, businesses and citizens have become increasingly dependent on it operating successfully. New technology creates opportunities to deliver public services in different ways, it also creates new expectations of how public services should look and operate in this digital age. It opens new possibilities for interacting with and empowering citizens, but also creates risks. Supreme Audit Institutions, as they look to address the issues and risks that are relevant to their stakeholders need to respond to the digital age. We need to think about how we respond to the digitalisation of government operations and public services in planning our work; how we use digital tools and technology to support our audit work; and, how we build the relevant capacity and skills throughout our institutions. Objective and format of the Roundtable The objective of the Workshop is to create a platform for discussion amongst the Network SAIs about the issues and challenges they face in developing digital auditing and consider how we can respond to challenges of increased digitalization across the public sector. During the Workshop, participating SAIs will share examples of their current practices in IT audit, auditing digital services and using digital tools and techniques. There will also be discussion about the strategic issues and challenges that the SAIs need to address. A selection of EU member state SAIs will provide examples. The Workshop will be interactive and include case presentations. Experts from EU Member States will provide examples of their experiences. Participants will be asked to present and share experience from their countries. The meeting will also provide all participants with the opportunity to meet informally and compare national experiences and discuss specific issues among peers.
  3. 3. 3 Wednesday 6 November 2019 12h30 Registration and light lunch 13h30 Opening of the Workshop, Welcome SAO of North Macedonia Alastair Swarbrick, Senior Adviser, SIGMA 13h45 Digital Audit - A Strategic Approach Morag Campsie, Senior Manager, Audit Scotland – Responsible for monitoring the digital policy and delivering Audit Scotland’s Digital Strategy Audit Scotland will present their strategic approach to digital audit. This will consider their strategy within their national context and why digital audit is important. They will discuss what they are doing and plan to do in developing digital audit, exploring the challenges they face and how they are overcoming them. In particular they will discuss how they are • integrating digital risk into financial and performance audit • using digital technology and tools to deliver audit work • developing skills and capacity across Audit Scotland The presentation will also provide practical examples of tools Audit Scotland are using, specifically, the data warehouse and data visualisation. Followed by a Q+A session 15h00 Coffee Break 15h30 Moderated panel/group discussion for all Network SAIs about the approach, challenges and efforts of Network SAIs to digital auditing Based on the presentation of Audit Scotland the SAIs will share their own experiences and strategic initiatives concerning digital auditing highlighting the key challenges they face and measures they have taken to overcome them. Moderator: Alastair Swarbrick, SIGMA 16:45 Wrap up of the first day 17h00 End of first day Free evening
  4. 4. 4 Thursday 7 November 2019 08h30 Welcome coffee 09h00 Opening of day two 9h30 Digital Auditing – Addressing the opportunities and challenges of Digital Technology Ingrīda Kalniņa-Junga, Head of IT Audit, State Audit office, Latvia This presentation will highlight the efforts and experiences of the SAO of Latvia with respect to digital auditing and discuss how SAIs address the opportunities and challenges of developments in technology. It presents the SAO approach to digital and IT audit, including digital tools used, and explains how IT auditors contribute to financial, compliance and performance audits. Followed by Q+A session 10h30 Sharing of experiences about approaches to digital auditing The SAIs will share their experience in digital auditing highlighting their key activities and experiences 1. SAO of Macedonia (15-20 Min) “Audit on HR Management Information System in the Public Sector ” 2. TCA (15-20 Min) e-Government Projects Audit Model 3. SAI of Albania (15-20 Min) Audit of the e-Albania Platform Followed by Q+A session 11h30 Coffee break 12h00 Digital Audit at the European Court of Auditors Konstantinos Chatzis, Program Manager, Directorate of Information, Workplace and Innovation, European Court of Auditors The ECA will talk about their approach to digital audit. The presentation will discuss their strategy and plans, and present ECALab where experiments are undertaken with digital audit technologies. It will provide an overview of the solutions they are considering and preparing for, including process mining, data analytics, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. It will also present an example of a project being undertaken called “Digital Audit for Executive agencies pilot” where data analytics, RPA and process mining are being piloted. Q+A, discussion 13h00 Buffet lunch 14h00 Sharing of experiences about approaches to digital auditing - continued The SAIs will share their experience in digital auditing highlighting their key activities and experiences 1. SAI of Serbia (15-20 Min) experiences and challenges in IT audits
  5. 5. 5 2. SAI of Bosnia and Herzegovina (15-20 Min) experiences and challenges with respect to IT audits and a performance audit on e-operations of BIH government 3. SAI of Montenegro (15-20 Min) current practice and experiences in conducting IT audits 4. SAI of Kosovo∗ (15-20 Min) Short Q+A after each presentation 15h30 Coffee break 16h00 Discussion about next steps and the way forward Based on the discussions that took place during the workshop, all SAIs are invited to share views on the next possible steps for the Network. Moderator: Alastair Swarbrick, SIGMA 17h00 End of Workshop 19h00 Cocktail– Marriott Hotel 20h00 Dinner – Marriott Hotel ∗ This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244/99 and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo’s declaration of independence