'ENABLING PARTNERS ENABLED
Even the Enabling Partners need to be enabled. This probably is one of the takeaways of the participants of the recently-held Audit Entrance Conference with the Provincial Government of La Union. The context came from the new COA RO1 Regional Director as he expressed his gratitude for the cooperation and assistance of the PGLU.
Last September 16, 2020, Team 1 of the Audit Group for La Union LGUs conducted the Regional Office’s first Audit Entrance Conference of the year. The Audit Team, headed by Ms. Marilyn Reyes and Ms. Tracy Ann D. Sunico, with the recently appointed COA RO1 Regional Director Chito C. Janaban, and Assistant Regional Director Joycelyn R. Ramos was welcomed by the Provincial Government of La Union, headed by Governor Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” Ortega.
THE COURTESY CALL. Regional Director Chito C. Janaban and Assistant Regional Director Joycelyn R. Ramos received a very warm welcome from the Province of La Union headed by the Provincial Governor Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” Ortega III.
LEADERS. With the pandemic situation of the country, these leaders lead by example as they eagerly observed the protocols for the prevention of the spread of the dreaded virus.
NOT A TYPICAL CONFERENCE. The Entrance Conference commenced right after the Courtesy Call at the Office of the Provincial Governor.
COMMUNICATION IS KEY. During the Entrance Conference, the Audit Group Supervisor, Tracy Ann D. Sunico; Audit Team Leader, Marilyn L. Reyes and Audit Team Members Rachel Joy Tangalin and James Andrew L. Patacsil discussed the objectives, focus, and limitations of the audit, as well as the responsibilities of both the auditors and the management.
TOOLS FOR QUALITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. The Assistant Regional Director emphasized the importance of the Auditee’s Feedback Sheet to ensure quality service by the Audit Team, and the Management Representation Letter as a confirmation from Management on the fairness and correctness of the financial information reported by the Provincial Government.
ENABLING PARTNERS ENABLED. The Regional Director expressed his gratitude for the Provincial Government’s cooperation and assistance that will enable the Audit Team to achieve the audit objectives as he gave his assurance that the work of the auditors will be done with the highest degree of excellence and integrity.
TRANSFORMATIVE GOVERNANCE, STRONGER LA UNION. To conclude the Entrance Conference, the Provincial Governor acknowledged the Commission on Audit as the Enabling Partners for good governance and in the achievement of the Province’s goals and objectives.