The Commissioner of Audit, Mr. Ho Veng On, led a delegation of the Audit Commission to Beijing, where he visited the Auditor-General of the National Audit Office of the People’s Republic of China (CNAO), Mr. Hou Kai, on 9 June. The two sides held a work meeting to discuss the issues related to auditing techniques in Big Data, staff training and in-depth learning on “investigative audit”.
The 15th of April of this year marked the eighth “National Security Education Day” in our country, and for the sixth year, the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) and the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region jointly hosted the National Security Education Exhibition. The Audit Commission participated actively in this exhibition as in previous years. The Commissioner of Audit, Mr. Ho Veng On, led the staff of the Commissioner of Audit’s Office to visit the exhibition on April 20, and the Director of Audit Bureau, Mr. Neoh Hwai Beng, organized the staff of the Audit Bureau to visit the exhibition on May 2.
At the invitation of the National Audit Office of the People’s Republic of China (CNAO), the Director of the Audit Bureau of the Audit Commission of Macao, Mr. Neoh Hwai Beng, led four members of the Audit Commission to Shanghai, during 17 to 20 April 2023, in which they exchanged views on audit work with the representatives of the CNAO Shanghai Regional Office, and met with the Director General, Mr. Peng Huazhang.
On 22 March 2023, a delegation led by the Director of the Audit Office of Guangdong Province, Mr. Ma Xuebin, visited the Audit Commission of Macao at the invitation of the Commissioner of Audit, Mr. Ho Veng On. The two sides discussed issues related to strengthening ties and deepening cooperation.
At the invitation of the China National Audit Office (CNAO), the Commissioner of Audit, Mr. Ho Veng On, departed for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to attend the XXIV Congress of International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI) from 7 to 11 November, as a member of the China Delegation. During the Congress, Mr. Ho Veng On met with the heads of audit institutions from various countries and exchanged views on the management and development of audit institutions.
According to the instruction of Commissioner of Audit, Ermelinda Maria da Conceição Xavier has been appointed as the Chief of Commissioner of Audit’s Office for a one-year period starting from March 1, 2022. Ermelinda Maria da Conceição Xavier holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in Canada, and joined the Pension Fund in 1990. She was promoted to Vice-President and President of the administration council in 1999 and 2019 respectively.
In order to further improve the quality of audit work and the professional skills of auditors, innovate the concepts of auditing, promote the application of technology in auditing, develop and improve the capabilities of auditing that meet the requirement of comprehensive audit coverage, the Commission of Audit (CA) and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Audit Research Institute (Zhuhai) of Nanjing Audit University jointly organized an online training course for the first time on 11 and 12 of January, inviting the Associate Professor of the institute, Zhu Yi, to systematically introduce the basic principles of Python and its application in auditing to CA’s staff. The course had around 70 participants.
The Commissioner of Audit Ho Veng On presented the “Audit Report on the General Account 2020” to the Legislative Assembly today, introducing the main content of the report in detail and the work carried out.
As an observer, the Commission of Audit of the Macao Special Administrative Region participated in the 5th Forum of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) with Jurisdictional Functions and the 11th General Assembly of the Supreme Audit Institutions of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (OISC/CPLP) held in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, from 18 to 21 October.
The 15th Assembly of Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) was held in Bangkok, Tailand, from September 7 to 8. Due to the epidemic, the Assembly was held virtually. The Auditor-General of the China National Audit Office (CNAO), Hou Kai, led a delegation to attend this event in which he delivered a report on the work of the Secretariat of ASOSAI and a speech as the Secretary-General. The Commissioner of Audit of Macao, Ho Veng On, was invited to attend as a member of the Chinese delegation.
On 15 April, the Commissioner of Audit, Ho Veng On, met with the Auditor-General of the China National Audit Office (CNAO), Hou Kai, in Beijing to exchange opinions on the construction of audit informatization, concurrent audit related to the implementation of policies, auditor training, regional cooperation and promotion of exchanges with audit institutions in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
In response to the “Budget Outline Law” and its complementary regulations, as well as the requirements of electronic format for the accounts presented by public departments, the Commission of Audit (CA) held an explanatory session on the relevant assistance tools for electronic data on 17 March, inviting more than 20 representatives from six special institutions and the Financial Bureau to participate.