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The State Audit Bureau holds an introductory seminar for Alkaaban Youth Center

On Tuesday, July 27, the State Audit Bureau organized an introductory seminar via visual communication technology for a number of leaders and employees of Alkaaban Youth Center of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, on “The Role of the State Audit Bureau in preserving public money”.

The seminar was presented by Mrs. Walaa Ahmed Yusuf - Electronic Communication Senior Officer at the Communication Office of the State Audit Bureau. The seminar reviewed the role and objectives of the State Audit Bureau in the field of preserving public money, in addition to introducing the functions of the State Audit Bureau and the types of audit it exercises.


Introductory seminar for members of Media Center for Youth

On Wednesday, July 7, the State Audit Bureau organized an introductory seminar via visual communication technology, for a number of leaders and employees of the Media Center for Youth, on “The role of the State Audit Bureau in preserving public money” Mrs. Refaa Al-Qahtani - Assistant Auditor at the Project Audit Department at the State Audit Bureau, presented The seminar. The seminar reviewed the role and objectives the State Audit Bureau in the field of preserving public money, in addition to introducing the functions of the State Audit Bureau and the types of audit it exercises.


The State Audit Bureau qualifies the trainees of the Qatar Association of Certified Public Accountants

Within the framework of cooperation between the State Audit Bureau and the Qatar Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Society organized on Wednesday, July 7, a field visit to the headquarters of the State Audit Bureau for the benefit of a number of government employees, including accountants and recent graduates trained in the Society, with the purpose of raising their professional level and qualifying them in the field. During the visit, a workshop was organized to introduce Participants in the activities and areas of audit practiced by the State Audit Bureau and the role it plays in the field of preserving public money. The participants also visited a number of the Bureau’s audit departments and listened to adequate explanations about the functions and scope of work of these departments.


Conclusion of the 62nd Meeting of ARABOSAI Governing Board

The 62nd meeting of the ARABOSAI Governing Board, which was hosted by the State Audit Bureau, was concluded over two days with the participation of the heads of the supreme audit institutions of members of the Governing Board, as the Board discussed the topics on its agenda.

His Excellency Sheikh Bandar bin Mohammed bin Saoud Al-Thani, President of the State Audit Bureau – the President of ARABOSAI emphasized that the candid discussions and the exchange of constructive opinions enabled the Board to come up with many decisions and recommendations to improve the work of the organization and enhance its efforts in developing the audit work of the Arab SAIs.

His Excellency added that the organization, thanks to the concerted efforts of everyone, including the General Secretariat, which made double efforts, which enabled us to turn challenges into opportunities. As we succeeded in developing appropriate mechanisms to limit the effects of Covid-19 pandemic on the work of our organization by developing many pioneering initiatives that will contribute to the development of the institutional and professional capabilities of the organization’s members.

The Governing Board members praised the great support provided by the State Audit Bureau of Qatar to the Arab Organization, noting that the development projects and initiatives prepared by the State Audit Bureau and approved by the Board will contribute to activating the organization’s work mechanisms and enhancing its efforts to improve the performance of ARABOSAI members.

The Governing Board has approved the package of development initiatives prepared by the State Audit Bureau of Qatar for the benefit of the organization. The Board also approved a the proposal to sign a memorandum of understanding with The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), with the aim of benefiting from the experience of this organization in implementing the programs of ARABOSAI  related to the sustainable development goals in the fields of education, culture and science. The Board also approved the final account for the year 2020, and the estimated budget for the year 2021.

Entities Subject to Audit

Risk management

Risk management is a continuous process, which includes continuous research and investigation into leading risk indicators both internally and externally in the Entities strategic context that includes the steps of; setting the scope and context, risk assessment, risk treatment, monitoring & reviewing, and communication & consultation

Scope. Context & Criteria

Step 1 involves understanding the Subject Entity’s objectives, defining factors that could be a source of uncertainty, and setting the scope and risk criteria for the remaining risk management processes.

Risk Identification

Step 2 determines what, where, when, why and how risks could arise, and the effect this would have on the Subject Entity’s ability to achieve its objectives.

Risk Analysis

Step 3 determines the risk level against the risk criteria by understanding how quickly a risk can occur, the sources and causes of a risk, as well as the consequences and likelihood of those consequences.

Risk Evaluation

Step 4 compares the level of risk against the risk criteria to determine the overall risk rating and based on that, consider the need for treatment.

Develop Alternatives

Step 5 involves Subject Entities systematically identifying and assessing a range of response alternatives or strategies to accept, transfer, share, avoid, or mitigate major risks, based on their risk appetite.

Respond to Risks

Step 6 requires the Subject Entity’s leadership to evaluate the alternatives and decide how to allocate scarce resources (e.g. budget, analytical capabilities, time) to address major risks facing the entity.

Monitor and Review

Step 7 recognizes that as uncertainty changes, so does the risk.

Communication, Consultation, Learning

Step 8 takes place throughout Steps 1 - 6 above with all identified stakeholders confirming that those accountable for implementing the risk management process

Records Maintenance & Reporting

Step 9 is a continuous effort, integral to the organization’s governance as it improves the dialogue among stakeholders, and the learning from the Subject Entity’s collective experience from risk management activities.

Risk assessment
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The State Audit Bureau participates in the Fourth Forum of Accountants in the State of Qatar

The State Audit Bureau participated in the meetings of the 35th Session of the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR), which held at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva from 22 to 26 October 2018. Mr. Ammar Abdulla Sakini, Director of Performance Audit Department and Mr. Abdulrahman Saud Aladbi, Head of Financial Audit & Examination of Energy and Industry Section, represented SAB in the meeting.