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CBC Forums for SAIs in Fragile Situations held in Johannesburg, South Africa

"The forum was organized in response to a need expressed at the CBC meeting in Washington DC in September 2017, where the issue of Supreme Audit Institutions operating in a fragile environment was discussed. Supreme Audit Institutions and Auditors General declared a wish to deliberate concrete challenges and possible solutions to practical problems in their daily operations and management of their SAI."

Read more at the link here.

The Future of Audit: No Magic Recipes

"Supreme Audit Institutions need to take action in building capacity that allows us to be relevant actors in the midst of disruption. We can do this through sharing best practice on robust capacity-building policies and their implementation, incorporating the stakeholder perspective closer into our work, putting the ISSAI 12 into practice and supporting innovation in our working methods."

Read more of this great article at the link here.

PASAI is seeking Parttime Communications Advisor/Editor 20 hours/week

Job Description

Communications Advisor/Editor, 20 hours a week

Applications close Monday, 2 April 2018.

The Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) is the official association of 26 Supreme Audit Institutions (government audit offices and similar organisations, known as SAIs) in the Pacific region.

PASAI has an Auckland-based Secretariat, and operates through a New Zealand-registered incorporated society. Its budget is about NZ$3 million each year, although this is expected to increase. Its work is funded by several development partners, including the Asian Development Bank, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the World Bank.

We're recruiting for a quick-thinking, audience-focused wordsmith, who is cheerful, clever, composed, and capable.

For the past four years PASAI's communications advice and editorial support has been provided by external contractors, but with PASAI's current focus, it is now our preference to recruit a part-time local Communications Advisor/Editor to be based in the Secretariat office in Parnell, Auckland. A well-qualified and experienced communications professional is needed to ensure the quality of PASAI's materials and reports and prepare them for publication and distribution.

We need someone with an above-average grasp of written English, a sharp eye for detail, and a commitment to plain English. As well as seeing ambiguity, a lack of clarity, or a misplaced comma (and knowing how to fix them), you also need the ability to see when the structure or story is not quite right – and suggest how it could work better.

This role is part-time, although at peak times, additional hours may be required. This role reports directly to the Chief Executive, and provides communication advice and support to the Secretariat Team and also to PASAI members. To find out more about us, see our website: www.pasai.org

For more information on this role, please contact Jen Broster on 04 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.govt.nz.

You must apply online through www.jobs.govt.nz (and you'll find the position description there, too).

 

 

 

 

 

 

PASAI is seeking applications to conduct Mid-Term Review of PASAI's implementation of its Strategic Plan 2014 to 2024

CLOSING DATE TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS: 16TH APRIL 2018

Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) is seeking application from an individual or firm to conduct a mid-term review of the implementation of its Long-term Strategic Plan 2014-2024.  The Mid-Term review Terms of Reference (TOR) which provides details on the objective and scope of the review can be accessed here (TOR) or requested from Ms. Natalie Price (PASAI Office Coordinator) at natalie.price@pasai.org.

The applicant must have a vast knowledge and experience on SAI capacity development and methods, Pacific policy and audit issues, and an understanding of effective international and regional approaches. The reviewers will have a strong understanding of Pacific context specifically operating environment of SAIs.

Those wishing to apply shall send detailed Curriculum Vitae, Project Proposal outlining key elements of their approach to the review, consultancy fee rates and confirming availability to reach Mr. Tiofilusi Tiueti, Chief Executive, PASAI Secretariat: tiofilusi.tiueti@pasai.org  or secretariat@pasai.org  by the 16th of April, 2018.

If you require further information or clarification please contact Ms. Natalie Price at the PASAI Secretariat at natalie.price@pasai.org or call +64 9 304 1275 during office hours.

 

VIDEO LAUNCH - PADDLING TOGETHER FOR A FRAUD FREE FSM

The Office of the Federated States of Micronesia Public Auditor and the Office of Pohnpei State Public Auditor combined forces to execute the Fraud Awareness Flexible Funding project. The project is coordinated through the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman (OCO), and funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as part of the Pacific Governance and Anti-Corruption program.  FSM's objective is to raise public awareness through their community outreach program by educating the entire community, inclusive of government departments, on the impact of fraud, corruption and suspicious activities. The OPAs aim is to empower the community to be able to identify and correctly report these activities supporting the prevention of fraud and corruption.

As part of their Flexible Funding Project by the Office of Commonwealth Ombudsman (OCO), FSM OPA's have worked together to produce a video to increase public awareness and education of the Public Auditor’s value and benefits. 

The video is called "Paddling together for a fraud free FSM" discusses the role of Auditors in matters relating to fraud, corruption and abuse of public resources, and provides a guideline on citizen’s responsibility to identify and report on the waste and mismanagement of public funds and related resources

You can access this excellent video below:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE2V1hALJK8

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FSM State of Chuuk appoints a new Public Auditor

PASAI welcome Mr. Manuel “Manny” L. San Jose Jr. to the PASAI Family as the newly appointed Public Auditor of Chuuk State, FSM.  Mr San Jose Jr is not new to PASAI as he was working for about nine years at the FSM National Public Auditor's Office prior to being appointed as the Chuuk State Public Auditor.  He started working as an Audit Supervisor and held the position of Audit Consultant/Audit Manager when he left FSM National Public Auditor's Office in 2017. Over the years he has participated in many PASAI activities, workshops and regional/global programmes and we look forward to working with him once again in his new capacity.

Mr. San Jose has 36 years working experience in the fields of auditing, finance and accounting, and information technology both in private and government sectors. In private sector, he worked for companies in various industries such as auditing, manufacturing, insurance and education (a university) where he held a number of key executive posts such as Audit Manager, Management Information Systems (MIS) Manager, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology, Senior Assistant Vice President for Audit, Vice President/Comptroller for Finance, and Chief Finance Officer (CFO).

Mr. San Jose, a cum laude graduate, earned a bachelor degree in commercial science major in accounting.  Furthermore, he earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and currently has earned six professional certifications as follows:  

1.     Certified Public Accountant (CPA-Phils)

2.     Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

3.     Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

4.     Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)

5.     Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

6.     Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (CFIP)

PASAI look forward to working with Mr San Jose and his staff to make a difference to the lives of citizens in FSM State of Chuuk. 

Congratulations again on your new appointment!

 

 

 

INTOSAI DONOR CORPORATION NEWSLETTER - 3RD QTR 2017 UPDATE

We invite you to read the latest quarterly newsletter of the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation!

It is produced in English, Arabic, French and Spanish, presenting updates on the IDI's projects over the previous quarter and cooperation activities across the region. 

Please copy the link below to access this newsletter.

http://www.idi.no/en/all-news/intosai-donor-cooperation-news/item/88-intosai-donor-cooperation-newsletter-3rd-quarterly-update-2017

 

 

Samoa SAI responds positively to Media

Read an article by the Samoa Controller and Auditor General, in response and clarification to the Samoa Observer Editorial (media) on the status of Samoa's Public Accounts and Audit Reports.

It is important for the public to understand and be very clear on the Audit Office or Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) mandate and the work they do.  This is not always clear and one way to achieve this and clarify the work of SAIs is to engage positively and collaboratively with the Media, also a key stakeholder. 

This is a good example of how Heads of SAI or Auditor General's can respond to the media and advocate the work they do.

 

Refer to this full article via the link below

http://sobserver.ws/en/12_12_2017/local/27729/Controller-and-Auditor-General-Fuimaono-Taimalelagi-explains.htm

 

Invitation to all PASAI members to attend "International Meeting Performance Audit Critical Thinkers (IMPACT)" in 2018

The Auditor-General of New South Wales in Australia, Ms Margaret Crawford, and on behalf of the Australasian Council of Auditors-General (ACAG) is extending a warm invitation to all  PASAI members to attend IMPACT 2018, the International Meeting of Performance Audit Critical Thinkers, on March 19-20 2018, in Sydney Australia. 

IMPACT is the biannual conference of performance auditors.  The focus of IMPACT 2018 is on the future of performance audit and how performance auditors can respond to a changing government and public sector. 

IMPACT 2018 is expected to attract around 200 people: public and private sector performance auditors and also the public servants who interact with them.  

Further information about the conference, including registration instructions, is available at this link:  http://www.impactconference2018.com/.  I am available to answer questions, or contact the IMPACT 2018 organising committee directly at impact2018@audit.nsw.gov.au

This is a great opportunity for our PASAI members to gain further insight, capacity building and training relating to performance audits.