EUROSAI. Magazine N24 - 2018

eurosai 48 EUROSAI Working Groups and Task Forces National Audit Office of the Republic of Lithuania Chair of the EUROSAI Task Force on Municipality Audit (TFMA) EUROSAI TFMA MEETING IN SERBIA In November, the members of the EUROSAI Task force on Municipality Audit (TFMA) met in Belgrade, Serbia for the 2 nd Seminar on Municipality Audit and 2 nd Annual meeting. The event was organised by the National Audit Office of Lithuania and hosted by the State Audit Institution of Serbia. It was attended by 65 participants from 26 countries. Dr. Duško Pejovič, President of the State Audit Institution of the Republic of Serbia opened the TFMA event. Arūnas Dulkys, PhD, Auditor General of the Republic of Lithuania, presented the main goal of the event: to discuss the best practices and experiences of municipality audit, get a glimpse of how Supreme Audit Institutions can influence and improve the audit as well as to discuss the Task Force’s Work Plan. The 2 nd Seminar on Municipality Audit The 2 nd seminar “Local Government Finances: Future Challenges” focused on two topics: • Issues related to local government finance. • Cooperation with experts and internal auditors in municipality audits and SAI’s activities after the audit process. The seminar was started by the expert speaker senior economist in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Hansjörg Blöchliger, PhD who leads a team of economists and statisticians that focus on delivering economic analysis and advice on all issues relating to fiscal federalism as well as providing internationally comparable decentralisation statistics. The keynote presentation by Mr. Hansjörg Blöchliger provided an overview of local finances across OECD countries and introduced simple decentralisation ratios. Group photo from the 2 nd Seminar on Municipality Audit and 2 nd Annual meeting