Organisation of the Court of Audit
The Court of Audit of the Republic of Slovenia has three members: a president and two deputy presidents. They are appointed for a term of nine years on a proposal from the President of the Republic by the National Assembly by majority vote of all the deputies in a secret ballot. The President and the two Deputy Presidents form the Senate of the Court of Audit. Members of the Court of Audit may only be dismissed from office before the end of their term in the cases set out in the Court of Audit Act. This Act also lays down the procedure for their appointment and dismissal, as well as the special conditions which they must fulfil in order to ensure that the tasks are carried out professionally and impartially. The office of Member of the Court of Audit is incompatible with the holding of office or any other inclusion in the work of other state bodies and local authorities, with the holding of office in the bodies of political parties or trade unions, with the exercise of public powers of any kind, with membership of the management and supervisory bodies of commercial services, commercial public services, funds, institutes and co-operatives, and with the pursuit of any profession or gainful activity which under the law is incompatible with the holding of public office.
In addition to the Members the Court of Audit also has a maximum of six Supreme State Auditors, who head the audit departments and Secretary of the Court of Audit, who heads the support services. They all have the status of public officials. They are appointed by the President of the Court of Audit for a term of nine years.
Members, Supreme State Auditors and Secretary of the Court of Audit may stand as candidates for the same office several times without restriction.
The Court of Audit is represented and headed by its President, who simultaneously holds the office of State Auditor-general.
In June 2015 there were 126 employees at the Court of Audit, of whom approximately three quarters carry out the tasks related to auditing of public funds.
The implementation of the tasks of the Court of Audit demands professional expertise. Therefore most of the employees (88) have a university education, 30 have a master's degree, 2 doctorate of science and 6 have a higher or secondary education.
The auditors of the Court of Audit are mainly economists or jurists, some of them are sociologists, information technologists, mathematicians and agronomists by profession. They can audit the use of public funds because they have good knowledge of public administration and auditing skills. Recognised external experts, including foreign citizens, may be invited to take part in the execution of an audit.
The development of the external auditing profession is one of the objectives of the Court of Audit. Therefore it provides training and issues certificates for auditor titles: a state auditor and a certified state auditor.
The members of the Court of Audit are:
Tomaž Vesel, President of the Court of Audit
Jorg Kristijan Petrovič, MA, First Deputy President of the Court of Audit
Mojca Planinšek, MA, Second Deputy President of the Court of Audit
Supreme State Auditors are:
Aleksej Šinigoj, MA
Nataša Musar Mišeljić
Maja Bilbija, MA
Dr Miroslav Kranjc
Secretary of the Court of Audit:
Nina Koščak, MA