Tatyana Golikova, the Chairwoman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation presented at the 9th Congress of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) her report on the subject: “Improvement of State Financial Control in Russia: Innovative Approaches”.
According to Tatyana Golikova, the principles of innovative approaches to the activities of the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of Russia are enshrined mainly in a new Federal Law “On the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation”, which provides for a number of new objectives of the Accounts Chamber, including carrying out strategic and contract audit, audit of state programs and investment projects, as well as the analysis of forecasts of socio-economic development of the country. Besides, the expert examination of legislative acts in terms of efficiency of the use budget funds allocated to the implementation thereof is a crucially new area of the Russian SAI’s activity.
The Chairwoman of the Accounts Chamber drew the attention of the participants of the Congress to the need to ensure more transparency in the activities of supreme audit institutions. In this respect, she informed that the Accounts Chamber had already got down to developing a data show-window to place analytical information on the findings of control activities completed in the Internet.“We are sure that not only will such mechanism allow our citizens to acquire the data they are interested in, but will also ensure the enhancement of the Accounts Chamber authority with the Russian society,” Tatyana Golikova noted.