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SAB President gives the starting signal for the utilization of the ARABOSAI e-learning Platform

His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani, the President of the State Audit Bureau of Qatar (SAB) the President of ARABOSAI, inaugurated the first training meeting held by the ARABOSAI through its e-learning platform on the theme "Public Policy Evaluation". The meeting launched its activities on Monday, December 14, 2020, in the presence of representatives of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in the Arab countries.

In his virtual opening speech, His Excellency stated that the launch of the ARABOSAI e-learning platform is an important accomplishment at the strategic level for the benefit of the Organization’s member SAIs, which would provide many advantages such as saving time, saving costs and expanding the range of participation in training courses and meetings held by ARABOSAI. This would allow a better response to the needs of the member SAIs and enhance the position of the Organization and its leadership at the international level, particularly during this period when the world is facing the repercussions resulting from the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani explained the importance of the meeting’s theme for the Arab SAIs by supporting their endeavors to enshrine principles of accountability, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness in managing public funds within areas related to citizens’ lives and highlighting the extent of the success of public policies in achieving the results and goals targeted through them, as well as developing recommendations and remedial proposals regarding them, when necessary. His Excellency stressed that within the international context, which is witnessing an intense focus by countries around the world to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030), the ARABOSAI seeks to enhance the efficiency and professionalism of member SAIs by acquiring knowledge and experience and exchanging experiences with each other in this vital field.

His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani concluded his speech by thanking those in charge of organizing this meeting, wishing the participants all success.

SAB participates in a workshop on the relationship between SAIs and donors

The State Audit Bureau of Qatar (SAB) participated in a workshop on the relationship between the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and donors. The workshop was organized by the INTOSAI Development Initiative in cooperation with the Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ARABOSAI) through video conference, during the period from 7 to 10 December 2020. SAB was represented in the workshop by Mr. Ali Mohammed Al-Naama, Head of Organizations and International Cooperation Section of SAB International Cooperation Department, and Sheikh Jassim Abdulla Al-Thani, International Cooperation Specialist at the same Department.

SAB chairs the 61st meeting of ARABOSAI Governing Board

His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani, President of the State Audit Bureau of Qatar (SAB), President of the Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ARABOSAI), chaired the 61st  meeting of the Organization’s Governing Board, which was held on Monday, November 30th 2020, through video conference. Their Excellencies the heads of SAIs members of the Organization’s Governing Board participated in the meeting.

His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani, SAB President, the President of ARABOSAI, upon inaugurating the Board’s meeting, stated that today's meeting is held in light of the continuation of the extraordinary circumstances imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, and its consequent economic and social challenges, which made us more convinced and aware of the importance of enhancing our joint efforts to promoting our audit institutions, to overcome the negative impacts of this pandemic.

His Excellency stressed that the ARABOSAI was among the first to set up plans to deal with the repercussions of this pandemic, and to ensure the continuation of the Organization’s work and efforts to enhance the capabilities of member SAIs, through the recommendations and proposals that were adopted at the extraordinary Council meeting held at the onset of the crisis, stressing his confidence that the Organization will emerge more powerful, effective and capable of achieving its goals, and keeping pace with the successive developments in the field of audit work.

The two-day meeting of the Governing Board discussed many important topics on its agenda, including the report of the Chairman of the Governing Board on the activities of the Board and the activities of the Organization since the 59th  meeting of the Governing Board, in addition to the reports of the General Secretariat and sub-committees of the Organization, and the presentation of the SAIs’ reports on their participation in the activities of committees and working groups emanating from the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), the approval of the Organization’s accounting system, the closing account for the year 2019, and the 2020 budget.

SAB organizes a blood donation campaign

The State Audit Bureau of Qatar (SAB) organized, in cooperation with Hamad Medical Corporation's Blood Donor Center, on Monday, November 30th 2020, a blood donation campaign, with participation of a wide range of SAB employees. The organization of this campaign comes within the context of SAB social responsibility, which aims to contribute to increasing the stock of the State's blood bank.

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.