COTABATO CITY – About 100 staffs from the various offices and bureaus under the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) have completed a 2-day orientation on government expenditures and simulation activity of the proposed Standardized Documentary Checklist (SDC), Guidelines and Tracking forms.
OCM’s Internal Audit Office (IAO) spearheaded the activity held Feb. 18-19 at Alnor Convention Center in the city.
SDC program aims to align the process flows, related laws, regulations and standards on all transaction within the OCM for a better finance and administrative system.
IAO Chief Hasmiene D. Ibrahim stressed that this alignment will boost OCM’s operations and will ensure effective, ethical, and economical process on government expenditures in line with Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim’s campaign on moral governance.
“Ang Standardized Documentary Checklist na ginawa ng Internal Audit Office ay nakaangkla sa rules and regulations particularly from the Commission on Audit, Department of Budget and Management and Civil Service Commission circulars,” said Ibrahim.
“Makatutulong po ang SDC in the efficient manner of processing the disbursements and ensure that payments are compliant with the existing budgeting, accounting, and auditing rules and regulations,” she added.
A newly created office under the OCM, the IAO is mandated to oversee matters pertaining to management control and operations audit, and recommend realistic course of actions to the top management.
OCM Assistant Executive Secretary Abdullah M. Cusain, COA-BARMM State Auditor Atty. Abdel Jalil A. Escander, Finance Management Service Director Mariam M. Daud, Administrative Management Director Narcisa D. Macog, and OCM-BARMM Resident Auditor represented by Antonio Gepte VIII and Lyndon Sandukan were among the officials present during the event. (Bangsamoro Information Office)
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