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 Constitution of the Czech Republic and Act No. 166/1993 Coll. concerning the Supreme Audit Office, of May 20th, 1993.
8.9.2015 - On September 8, 2015, Prime Minister of the Czech Government Mr. Bohuslav Sobotka arrived at the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) headquarters and met President of the SAO Mr. Miloslav Kala, Members of the SAO’s Board and some of the SAO’s top managers. During the meeting, both Prime Minister Sobotka and President of the SAO Kala addressed the issues related to the SAO’s future audit activities and the required increase in the SAO’s competences in the field of the budgetary performance of regional and local governments as well as in enterprises partially owned by the State.
8.9.2015 - On September 7, 2015, a delegation of the Republic of Belarus consisting of representatives from Belarusian Ministry of Economy, Minsk City Executive Committee, educational institutions, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) arrived at the headquarters of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) to meet representatives from the Czech chapter of Transparency International as well as Vice-president of the SAO Ms. Zdeňka Horníková and other SAO representatives.
24.8.2015 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audit of the Czech Social Security Administration and scrutinized whether its accounting books were kept in accordance with applicable regulations and whether its 2014 annual accounts were compiled in agreement with the relevant legislation.
20.8.2015 - On August 17–18, 2015, a delegation from the supreme audit institution of the Slovak Republic headed by President of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) of the Slovak Republic Mr. Karol Mitrík arrived at the SAO. It was the first bilateral international trip of President Mitrík who was elected to the post in May 2015 and replaced the previous long-standing President of the SAO of the Slovak Republic Mr. Ján Jasovský.
17.8.2015 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audit aimed at funds, which were utilized from 2009 to 2015 to extend the Metro Line A. Construction works related to four new stations of the Metro Line A, which started their test operations on April 6, 2015, were supposed to cost CZK 22,600 million.
10.8.2015 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized the costs of the establishment of the State Land Office (SLO), which replaced the Land Fund of the Czech Republic. Auditors focused on the new office’s management and scrutinized how the SLO fulfilled duties related to restitutions of church assets. The audited period was from 2012 to 2014. The most serious error found at the SLO was using company cars for personal travel without financial compensation. The SLO was established in 2013 and annual savings were planned to amount to CZK 227 million, namely since the stuff was downsized by 358 employees. But in 2014, the SLO hired 215 new employees. The question is whether the planned savings will be achieved in following years.
30.6.2015 - On June 25, 2015, Dr. Josef Moser, President of the Austrian Court of Audit and Secretary General of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), arrived at the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) for an official visit. On the agenda of his meeting with top representatives from the SAO were future possibilities of co-operation between both institutions.
29.6.2015 - The Supreme Audit Office scrutinized funds, which were used to improve the efficiency of the public administration. For that purpose, Smart Administration Strategy was developed, which also aimed at improving the socioeconomic development and quality of life in the Czech Republic.
24.6.2015 - The meeting of the Contact Committee of the Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of the European Union and the European Court of Auditors (the Contact Committee) is held every year. Among the participants to the Contact Committee are delegates from EU candidate states as well as representatives from several other EU institutions. The aim of this meeting is to discuss relevant matters and challenges focused around EU financial management issues.
16.6.2015 - President of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) Vítor Caldeira came to the Czech Republic for a four-day visit, during which he will meet President of CR Mr. Miloš Zeman and Prime Minister Mr. Bohuslav Sobotka. President Caldeira will also attend a meeting of the Committee on Budgetary Control of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament.
1.6.2015 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized funds, which were used for remittance costs of land consolidation – the process of rearrangement of land parcels and their ownership – and for land improvement projects. Among other financial sources, funds were provided by the Ministry of Agriculture from the Rural Development Programme.
27.5.2015 - From May 20 to 21, 2015, a meeting of top representatives from supreme audit institutions (SAIs) of the Visegrad Four (V4) countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia), Austria, and Slovenia took place in Kobior, Poland.
25.5.2015 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized providing, absorption, and utilisation of funds aimed at the development of university research infrastructure. Auditors focused on the period from 2007 to 2015 and selected and scrutinized seven projects worth CZK 2,600 million in total. In the programming period 2007–2013, the Ministry of Education provided funds in the total amount of CZK 12,600 million, which were aimed at priority axis 4 of the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation (OP RDI). The absorbed EU funds were mainly utilized for constructions of new facilities, purchases of new equipment and instruments, and for modernization of old buildings.
18.5.2015 - From May 12 to 14, 2015, the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) organized and hosted a meeting of experts involved in the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) research project that focuses on energy savings. Working Group on Environmental Auditing is a working group under the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, which aims to provide supreme audit institutions (SAIs) with the guidance materials on how to audit a particular environmental or sustainable development topic.
14.5.2015 - A panel discussion about internal and external auditing was held on May 14, 2015, at the headquarters of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO). It was the very first meeting of representatives from all main auditing institutions of the Czech Republic.
11.5.2015 - The Supreme Audit Office scrutinized the Ministry of the Environment and its accounts as well as reporting in their financial statements and final accounts for the year 2013. During the auditing operation, a significant overall inaccuracy in the total amount of CZK 7,100 million was found.
11.5.2015 - On May 7, 2015, Danish ambassador in the Czech Republic and delegates from Danish Parliament as well as from the supreme audit institution of Denmark (Rigsrevisionen) met with President of the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic (SAO) and other SAO’s representatives at the SAO’s headquarters in Prague.
4.5.2015 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized costs of the data centre developed and operated by the State Securities Printer (STC) in the period 2010–2014. Auditors aimed at the Ministry of Interior, which coordinated the field of data centres, and focused on the role of the Ministry of Finance in the Data Centre project’s implementation. The development of the Data Centre cost CZK 386 million. When the SAO’s auditing operation was about to finish, the Data Centre’s capacity was only half-used.
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