Commission on Audit (COA) Chairperson Gamaliel A. Cordoba highlighted the use of technology to improve audit techniques and procedures during the unveiling of COA's 124th founding anniversary marker at the COA Central Office to signal the start of COA's anniversary celebration with the theme, "COA @ 124: Institusyong Maasahan, Dangal at Tiwala ay Pangalagaan."
Chairperson Cordoba, who is set to receive the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun award from the Japanese government in recognition of his significant contributions to advancing cooperation between Japan and the Philippines in the field of telecommunications, said that he plans to leverage technology to improve audit techniques and procedures such as development of an automated audit system for e-collections and e-payments and using artificial intelligence to crunch big data to determine patterns and detect fraud.
With his experience and expertise in digital technology and telecommunications, Chairperson Cordoba hopes to usher the Commission to new heights through the digital transformation of state audit. "I envision a digital transformation for COA where we contribute to digitizing government transactions including collections in partnership with all government agencies. In the process, we introduce e-audit as the manner of conducting audit," the Chairperson said.