Al-SAI concludes a cooperation agreement with the Faculty of Geology and Mining

On June 17, 2013, Prof. Dr. Përparim Hoxha, Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Mining of the Polytechnic University of Tirana and Dr. Bujar Leskaj, Chairman of the State Supreme Audit, signed a cooperation agreement between Al-SAI and the faculty.

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Prof. Hoxha stressed the importance of the cooperation for the professors of the Faculty with a constitutional institution such and Al-SAI, and stated that all the available scientific staff will contribute to the improvement of Al-SAI audit activity in specific areas and in various training for employees. The Chairman, Mr. Leskaj thanked the academic staff of the Faculty for the readiness, and also Mr. Hoxha, and Prof. Dr. Skender Osmani for launching a concrete cooperation a few months ago, through a full cycle of lectures on risk analysis.
The agreement was signed under the inspiration of the Declaration of Lima, the constitution of the audit institutions, respectively, of Article 9, which stipulates the right of supreme audit institutions to consult and to use expert opinions, and based on standard ISSAI 1620 "Using the Work of an external audit expert ", which in sections 7 and 9 qualifies that expertise in a field other than accounting or auditing, can and should involve in-depth knowledge regarding issues such as valuation of complex financial instruments, land, other natural resources, oil and gas reserves, etc.
For Al-SAI, the contribution of the university academics and experts is very important, both in training and professional qualification of auditors, as well as the participation of experts in risk analysis.
The agreement provides training, consultation meetings, expert faculty participation in audits, roundtables, workshops, seminars, etc.., which aim to increase the quality of the work of Al-SAI and the participation of the professors in applied research.