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Welcome to the Web site of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO), an independent institution which audits the management of state property and the performance of the national budget.

The status, the jurisdiction, the organizational structure and other details regarding the SAO shall be defined by Act No. 166/1993 Coll. concerning the Supreme Audit Office, of May 20th, 1993.



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Funds earmarked for the funding of projects implemented within the OP Cross-Border Cooperation the CR-Poland 2007-2013 (joint report NKU and NIK)

Cover of joint report of projects OP CBC CZ-PL 28.3.2014


Unpaid taxes increased by one third within three years; companies mostly owe VAT

Tax return form 3.2.2014 - The Supreme Audit Office performed an audit, which aimed at unpaid taxes and their collection within the period 2011–2012.


Costs of external legal and consulting services for the Ministry of the Environment increased by 100 % in two years

Logo of the Ministry of the Environment 27.1.2014 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audit of the Ministry of the Environment and its management within the period 2010–2012. Auditors scrutinized utilisation of the State budget funds and assets in the amount of CZK 133.6 million.


The state administration forgave three quarters of penalties and fines for violations of budgetary regulations

Czech banknotes 2.12.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audit of the General Financial Directorate and penalties and fines imposed for violations of budgetary regulations during the audited period from 2011 to the end of the first quarter of 2013.


The SAO audited funds earmarked for the direct payments

Cows 25.11.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized the system of direct payments and its functioning, the administration and control over applications, and providing of subsidies. The audited bodies were the Ministry of Agriculture and the State Agricultural Intervention Fund. Auditors selected 58 beneficiaries and focused on their adherence to legal regulations and conditions defined for awarding the subsidies.


Purposeless purchases of military equipment and machinery enabled by a lacking concept of the Ministry of Defence

18.11.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audit of state budget funds spent on purchases of military equipment and machinery for land and special military forces of the Czech Armed Forces. Auditors scrutinized 15 purchases with the total expenditures in the amount of CZK 5,800 million.


The SAO audited management of the Office for the Protection of Competition

Logo of the Office for the Protection of Competition 11.11.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) audited the Office for the Protection of Competition and the management of assets and State budget funds that the Office is responsible for. During the auditing operation, assets and funds in the amount over CZK 1,700 million were scrutinized.


Open procedures and dividing public works into separate lots help fight against corruption and excessive costs of construction services in Germany

7.11.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) together with the Bundesrechnungshof (BRH, the supreme audit institution of Germany) worked out a joint report on a parallel audit of public building procurements. Auditors aimed at public building procurements in both the countries and underlined the fight against corruption.


SAO audited the Central Purchasing Project

Logo of Ministry of Interior 4.11.2013 - The aim of the Central Purchasing Project was to make the system of public purchases more effective and simpler as well as to reduce the costs. The auditors focused on the implementation of the system of central purchasing and on the assessment of the shown benefits.


Auditors met in Prague to discuss experience from audits aimed at the climate change

Participants of the 11th Annual EUROSAI WGEA Meeting - Prague, 15.10.2013 22.10.2013 - On October 14–17, 2013, the 11th Annual EUROSAI WGEA Meeting was organised at the headquarters of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) in Prague, Czech Republic. A training seminar on fraud and corruption took place the day prior to the annual EUROSAI WGEA Meeting.


In the last three years Road and Motorway Directorate paid CZK 357 million for legal services

Logo of the the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic 30.9.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office performed an audit of the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (RMD) and its management during the period from 2010 to March 2013. Auditors scrutinized expenditures of the general directorate, motorway divisions in Prague and Brno, and regional investment road administrations in Jihlava, Karlovy Vary, Pardubice, and Plzen. Auditors focused on costs of computer technologies, office materials, cleaning services, and legal advisory services and consultations.


The annual meeting of representatives from supreme audit institutions of the Visegrád Group, Austria, and Slovenia (V4+2)

From the left side: Presidents, Vice-president and delegates of SAIs of Slovenia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia 25.9.2013 - On September 12–13, 2013, an annual meeting of representatives from the supreme audit institutions of Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic (V4+2) took place in Piran, Slovenia.


CZK 2,900 million spent on data boxes in period 2009–2012

Logo of the system of data boxes 23.9.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office performed an audit of funds spent on the purchase and operation of the system of data boxes, which had been provided and administered by the state enterprise Czech Post. The number of created data boxes amounted to 504,000 during the audited period 2009–2012. In 2012, the amount of sent messages amounted to 45 million and CZK 803 million was paid from the state budget for the service, which means that sending one message cost more than CZK 17 on average. Since 2013, the Czech Post has received CZK 500 million from the state budget for the system’s annual operation cost.


Final accounts of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs failed to give true and fair view of the subject of accounting

Logo of Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs 16.9.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audit of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and its final accounts, financial statements, and closing accounts submitted for the year 2012. The audit report states that 2012 final accounts of Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs failed to give true and fair view of the subject of accounting and the Ministry’s financial position as bad evidence amounted to CZK 11,000 million.


Report on EU Financial Management in the Czech Republic (EU Report 2013)

EU report 2013 11.9.2013


Through eight contract supplements, the MoLSA increased the cost of the new social allowance payment system by CZK 1,500 million

Logo of the Employment Office of the Czech Republic 9.9.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audit that scrutinized costs and assets related to the Employment Office of the Czech Republic, which was created in April 2011 from the former 77 regional employment offices. Auditors aimed at the new informational system for payments of social allowances, which started its operation in 2012 in relation to centralisation of non-insurance payments by the Employment Office of the Czech Republic.


The SAO audited 2012 final accounts of the Ministry of Education

Logo of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports 2.9.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audit of the Ministry of Education and its closing accounts, recordkeeping, and financial statements submitted for the year 2012. The audit also aimed at the compliance with legal regulations. The SAO concluded that balance accounts of the Ministry for the year 2012 included bad records in the amount of CZK 90 million.


SAO and Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office to intensify mutual cooperation; Collaboration Agreement was adopted

President of the Supreme Audit Office Mr. Miloslav Kala and Supreme Public Prosecutor Mr. Pavel Zeman (from left) 20.8.2013 - At the Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office in Brno, President of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) Mr. Miloslav Kala and Supreme Public Prosecutor Mr. Pavel Zeman signed a collaboration agreement. The Agreement aims at intensification of mutual cooperation of both the institutions.


Protective structures financed from anti-flood prevention programmes sometimes provide insufficient protection

19.8.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audit of two anti-flood prevention programmes implemented in the period 2007–2012: “Flood Prevention Programme II” with the total budget of CZK 11,500 million and programme “Renewal, dredging and rehabilitation of fishponds and constructions of water reservoirs” with the total budget of CZK 3,100 million.


In 2011 and 2012, costs of external legal and consulting services for ministries exceeded 2010 expenses by 90 %

Czech banknotes 12.8.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) audited the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Regional Development, and the Ministry of the Environment and scrutinized purchases of materials made within years 2011 and 2012. Auditors aimed at costs of professional publications and periodicals, office furniture, staff training courses, translators’ services, and external legal and consulting services. Expenditures in the amount of CZK 182.9 million were scrutinized.


Former President of the SAO František Dohnal passed away

10.8.2013 - František Dohnal, who served as the 2nd president of the Supreme Audit Office, died at the age of 53 on August 10, 2013. Mr. Dohnal carried out the duties of the SAO’s president from November 4, 2005, to February 20, 2012.


The SAO: Czech motorways could be cheaper by 20 %; so far, construction of 1 kilometre cost CZK 416 million

5.8.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audit of preparation processes and construction works of roads and motorways within the period from 2008 to September 2012. Auditors scrutinized 74 construction works worth CZK 215,000 million and focused in detail on 29 individual works worth CZK 83,000 million. Among the audited bodies were the Ministry of Transport, the State Fund of Transport Infrastructure, and the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic.


SAO audited management of four university hospitals

29.7.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) audited management of the General University Hospital in Prague, and university hospitals in Vinohrady – Prague 2, Olomouc, and in Hradec Králové within the years 2010 and 2011. The audit report reads that all four audited university hospitals kept balanced accounts with a slight surplus and three hospitals were decreasing the loss from previous accounting periods.


The SAO audited the state-owned enterprise VOP CZ

Logo of state enterprise VOP CZ 22.7.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office scrutinized the state-owned enterprise VOP CZ and its management within the period 2009–2011. VOP CZ is a company that specializes in the field of military equipment, engineering production, and development. In 2011, VOP CZ consisted of organisational units in following locations: Šternberk, Šenov u Nového Jičína, Vyškov, Slavičín, and Brno. The auditors also scrutinized whether the Ministry of Defence fulfilled its duties as the company’s establisher.


Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovations without cardinal errors

Logo of OP Research and Development for Innovations 15.7.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) audited Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovations and focused on administration of priority axes 1 and 2 within period 2009–2012. Auditors scrutinized the programme’s setting, the assessment and selection processes, and monitoring of the projects. Individual projects worth CZK 4,800 million were audited.


Hazardous waste disposed at dump sites without payments as the keepers use up inaccuracies of the law

1.7.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) audited funds and penalties collected for hazardous waste disposals within period 2007–2011. Among the audited bodies were the Ministry of Environment as the main guarantor for the waste management area, the Czech Environmental Inspectorate, which supervises over the legal compliance of waste management regulations, and the State Environmental Fund, which receives the payments for hazardous waste disposed at dump sites. Auditors also scrutinized 14 individual keepers of dump sites.


An expert seminar held at the Senate to commemorate the SAO's 20th anniversary

President of the SAO Miloslav Kala, President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman and President of the Senate Milan Štěch 28.6.2013 - On June 25, 2013, an expert seminar took place in the Main Hall of the Wallenstein Palace under the auspices of President of the Senate Mr. Milan Štěch. The colloquium was organized to commemorate the 20-year’s existence of an independent supreme audit institution in the Czech Republic, as the Supreme Audit Office was founded by Act No. 166/1993 Sb., which came into effect on July 1, 1993.


Cadastral offices made errors in public contracts and in accounting

Logo of the Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre 17.6.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) audited management of the Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre and six selected regional cadastral offices within the period 2010–2011. Auditors aimed at assets worth CZK 1,500 million and expenses in the total amount of CZK 75.4 million, which included costs of restorations, materials, and travel expenses. Auditors also scrutinized revenues from leases and sales in the total amount CZK 44.1 million and liabilities worth CZK 26.6 million.


EUROSAI Governing Board Meeting in Brussels

EUROSAI Governing Board Meeting in Brussels, May 2013 - Group photo 12.6.2013 - At the end of May 2013, President of the SAO Miloslav Kala attended the EUROSAI Governing Board Meeting, which took place in Brussels.


The SAO audited anti-drug policy projects; no fundamental errors revealed

10.6.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audit of funds provided by the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Health to anti-drug policy projects implemented within the period 2010–2011. Auditors selected 49 individual projects and scrutinized the beneficiaries. In 2010 and 2011, state budget funds in the amount of CZK 1,200 million were spent on anti-drug policy projects. At the Office of the Government of the CR and the ministries, the auditors aimed at provided funds in the amount of CZK 124.5 million. At the beneficiaries, the auditors scrutinized funds in the amount of CZK 51.2 million.


Lubomír Voleník’ legacy inspires us 10 years after his death

JUDr. Lubomír Voleník 5.6.2013 - On June 5, 2003, the first President of the Supreme Audit Office Mr. Lubomír Voleník suddenly passed away. We would like to commemorate this important person by means of brief memories written by the first Vice-president of the SAO Mr. Václav Peřich and by several photos taken during President Voleník’s life.


Annual Report 2012

Annual report 2012 - cover 5.6.2013


Errors at the Ministry of Labour and employment offices concerning EU allowances for the support of employment

Logo of the OP LZZ 27.5.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office performed an audit of Operational Programme Human Resources and Employment, namely its priority axis 2 – Active Labour Market Policy. Allowances in the total amount of CZK 3,700 million were scrutinized. Auditors focused on 29 individual projects and found errors with six audited projects. Errors in the amount of CZK 140 million were revealed.


Public procurements were discussed at a meeting with Slovak colleagues

The participants of the meeting 24.5.2013 - On May 22, 2013, a meeting of experts from the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic (SAO) and the supreme audit institution (SAI) of Slovakia took place at the Brno regional subdivision of the SAO. The participants of the meeting exchanged the information and their experience with public procurements.


Acquisition and operating costs of the electronic toll system drew 50 % of the income in the first five years

13.5.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office performed an audit of the electronic toll system costs, its income, and time slip marketing revenues. Auditors also scrutinized the customs authorities that impose and collect fines related to the electronic toll system. The audited period extended from 2009 to 2011.


Delegates from the SAO met with representatives of the supreme audit institution of Poland to discuss a joint audit operation

Representatives from the SAI of the Czech Republic and Poland 9.5.2013 - From April 24 to April 26, 2013, a meeting of delegates from the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic with representatives from the SAI of Poland took place in Krakow, Poland.


Representatives of the SAO met with a delegation from the Swiss supreme audit institution to discuss a joint operation

Meeting with a delegation from the Swiss supreme audit institution 7.5.2013 - On April 24, 2013, representatives of the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic met with delegates from the Swiss SAI.


Ministry of the Interior not able to evaluate the effectiveness of support provided to non-profit organizations

Czech banknotes 6.5.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office performed an audit of funds provided by the Ministry of the Interior to non-governmental organizations in the period 2009–2011. Auditors focused on subsidies endowed by the Ministry in the amount of CZK 52.1 million and on endowments in the amount of CZK 32 million received by the beneficiaries. Among the audited projects were projects, which aimed at sport activities, education and human resources development, international activities, asylum-seekers and immigrants, as well as support of the integrated rescue system forces.


The SAO scrutinized management of the public limited company MUFIS a.s.

Dollars 29.4.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office performed an audit of the public limited company MUFIS a.s. (“Municipal Funding Company”) and scrutinized the company’s management with funds received from the state budget as well as funds with the state’s guarantee.


The SAO audited 2011 closing account of the Ministry of Agriculture

Logo of Ministry of Agriculture 22.4.2013 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) aimed at reliability of 2011 final accounts of the Ministry of Agriculture and scrutinized the financial statements. In the final accounts, auditors revealed inaccuracies in the total amount of CZK 1,200 million, which had mostly been caused by incorrect accounting of provided subsidies, which had to be accounted for in the following accounting period.


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