COMPLIANCE AUDITING IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: UKRAINIAN PERSPECTIVES

Yuliia Slobodianyk, Svitlana Shymon, Volodymyr Adam

Abstract


Purpose. In December 2016, the updated INTOSAI standards for government auditing were enacted that provided a methodological basis for conducting various forms of public audit, in particular, public compliance auditing. The use of ISSAIs is aimed at maintaining high-quality control measures to ensure the public administration system accountability and transparency. The aim of the research is to consider the current state and prospects of introducing the public compliance auditing into the practice of the Supreme Audit Institution in Ukraine. Design/ methodology/approach. The methodological basis of the study was to conduct the best practices comparative analysis in public auditing and to implement the desktop study of theoretical scientific researches, open analytical data produced by governmental and non-governmental bodies. Findings. The analysis of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine’s reports proved that the control activities contained the compliance auditing elements. In this context, a proper legal framework for carrying out compliance auditing is not yet established and the appropriate methodological developments are not available. The author believes that implementing the ISSAI standards for the public compliance auditing may be accelerated due to the step-by-step implementation of the activities proposed. Practical implications. The specific recommendations on implementing the compliance auditing in accordance with the ISSAI standards requirements are important to regulators. Originality/value. The study can be the basis for further research in the field of the public compliance auditing theory and methodology, and the results may be useful for practitioners.

Keywords


compliance auditing, regularity, propriety, transparency, public administration

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30525/2256-0742/2018-4-5-320-331

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