NIK at the 25th anniversary of the Czech SAI

Mandate of the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic is defined in the Czech Constitution of 1992. In line with its Chapter Five: The Supreme Audit Office shall be an independent body. It shall perform audits on the management of state property and the implementation of the state budget - reminded proudly President Miloslav Kala in his opening note. President Kala spoke about the recent challenges of the Czech SAI, encouraging its employees to bravely face them.

Anniversary celebrations marking 25 years of the Czech Supreme Audit Office

Auditors and employees of the Czech SAI were congratulated by the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman, President of the European Court of Auditors, Klaus-Heiner Lehne, as well as NIK President, Krzysztof Kwiatkowski. Speeches were also held by Roman Kubicek, Chairman of the Czech Parliamentary Budget Audit Committee, Karol Mitrik, President of the Slovak SAI and Seyit Ahmet Bas, President of the Turkish SAI and current President of EUROSAI.

The XXV anniversary celebration of the Czech SAI was attended by heads and representatives of other European SAIs as well, including SAI Albania, Spain, Hungary and Slovenia.

On the left: participants of the XXV anniversary celebrations. On the right: Czech President Miloš Zeman, NKU President Miloslav Kala and ECA President Klaus Heiner Lehne.
On the left: participants of the XXV anniversary celebrations. On the right: Czech President Miloš Zeman, NKU President Miloslav Kala and ECA President Klaus Heiner Lehne.

The Czech Supreme Audit Office is managed collegially. All important matters of the Office are decided on by a Council headed by the President - since March 2013 Mirosław Kala. The President is appointed for a 9-year term of office by the Czech President, upon request of the Parliament. Apart from the President, the Council comprises the Vice-President and 15 members appointed by the Parliament upon request of the NKU President. The Council also participates in the work of the SAI senates, which tackle individual audits. Each senate is composed of 3-4 members. The Office employs around 485 persons, including 340 auditors, and has nine regional offices.

NIK and NKU have been cooperating for years, on many levels. This June NIK representatives participated in a seminar organised by the Czech SAI on the audit of international organisations. In July a delegation of NKU paid a study visit in NIK regarding road construction audit. The Czech delegation also visited the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways and Ministry of Infrastructure.

Advisor to NIK President Jacek Jezierski, NKU President Miloslav Kala and NIK President Krzysztof Kwiatkowski.Advisor to NIK President Jacek Jezierski, NKU President Miloslav Kala and NIK President Krzysztof Kwiatkowski.

Last year Advisor to NIK President, Jacek Jezierski attended a meeting in the Czech Parliament regarding sustainable energy. Several years earlier NIK and the Czech SAI conducted a joint audit of the transboundary cooperation programmes.

The Czech SAI performs significant functions in the international scene. It is currently a Vice-President of EUROSAI and in 2020 will host the next EUROSAI Congress, during which it will take over the Presidency in the organisation.

The Czech SAI is also a member of the team coordinating the implementation of the EUROSAI Strategic Plan. SAI Turkey and NIK are members of the team as well, while the Spanish SAI is an observer and the works are also participated by the Swedish and German SAIs.

NKU is also active within INTOSAI, among others its Professional Standards Committee, Committee on Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Services, Working Group on the Fight Against Corruption and Money Laundering and Working Group on Environmental Auditing.

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NIK at the 25th anniversary of the Czech SAI

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