Mr. Seyit Ahmet BAŞ gave a speech at YES 2019

National Audit Office of the UK is hosting the 4th YES Conference in London.

As the President of EUROSAI Mr. Seyit Ahmet BAŞ delivered an opening speech on “Common Challenges for SAIs”. Main difficulties he emphasized; measuring audit quality, staying relevant and responding to emerging issues, IT audit and big data.

The other speakers at the opening session and their topics were as follows:
  • Lord Michael Bichard, Chair of the UK NAO – Introduction to the conference
  • Meg Hillier, MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee – What Parliament needs from an SAI
  • Gareth Davies, UK Comptroller & Auditor General and Head of the UK NAO – Future challenges to public Audit
  • David Hencke, (Journalist) - The importance of independence
  • Nik Kirby, (Oxford University) - The importance of public trust.
At the end of the opening session, Mr. BAŞ thanked to Mr. Davies for hosting YES Conference and for their kind hospitality.

President BAŞ presented Mr. Gareth Davies a plate named "aynalı yazı-kûfi hat" which was prepared to represent the Divan-ı İşraf, which is the auditing institution for the financial transactions of the state in Karahan, Ghaznavids and Seljuks.

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