“Samruk-Energy” JSC | Integrated annual report
Corporate governance

Internal audit service

Seidigaliyeva Akmaral

The head of the Internal Audit Service of “Samruk-Energy” JSC.

She has been managing the Service since 2012. She is a member of the international Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and has CIA international certificate of internal auditor, IFA Diploma of the International Institute of Audit and Management (DipIFA), CAP ECCAA international certificate


In the context of current economic situation when both the external and internal environment of the Company faces with a wide range of risks, we realize how the internal audit is important in achieving the Company’s strategic goals. Today, the Company’s internal audit is an effective tool intended to identify opportunities for improving the Company’s performance.

Our Internal Audit team consists of qualified experienced specialists.

The activity of the Internal Audit Service is based on the International Fundamentals of Professional Practice of Internal Audit and is recognized as compliant with International Professional Standards of Internal Audit.

By applying our skills and knowledge, we bring benefit to the Company through providing independent and objective guarantees and consultations aimed at enhancement of risk management, internal control and corporate governance systems in the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

The Service functionally reports to the Board of Directors of the Company and to the Company’s Management Board administratively. The Audit Committee supervises the performance of the Service. The head and employees of the Service are appointed by the Board of Directors.

In 2016 the number of employees of the Service was 7.

Internal auditors pursue continuous professional development on an ongoing basis, thus, the Service employees have CIA international certificate of internal auditor, IFA diplomas of the International Institute of Audit and Management (DipIFA), CAP ECCAA international certificate, diplomas of the Institute of Financial Managers of Great Britain (DipPIA and DiPCPIA).

The main functions of the Internal Audit Service are:

  • Assessment of risks, validity and effectiveness of internal control over risks in the area of corporate governance, operating (production and financial) activities of the Company and its SA, as well as their information systems;
  • Evaluation (diagnostics) of the corporate governance system in the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates in compliance with established procedures, including assessment of introduction and compliance with adopted principles of corporate governance, relevant ethical standards and values ​​in the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates;
  • Verification of compliance with requirements of the Republic of Kazakhstan legislation, international agreements, internal regulations of the Company and its SA, as well as implementation of instructions of authorized and supervisory bodies, decisions of the Company’s and its SA bodies, and evaluation of systems created to meet these requirements;
  • Assessment of the adequacy of actions taken by business units of the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates to ensure the achievement of goals set to them as part of the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates’ strategic objectives.

Annual risk-oriented audit plans are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors of the Company.

All scheduled audit engagements have been completed in full.

In performing its responsibilities, the Service has confirmed its independence from the influence of any persons to the Board of Directors.

KPI of the Service and its head are set taking into account strategic goals of the Company. The Board of Directors of the Company evaluates the performance of the Service as “effective”.

Handling confidential inquiries mailbox of the Company

The Service is the body which is authorized to review, control over consideration of inquiries submitted to the Company’s confidential inquires mailbox. In 2016, 45 inquiries were received and considered.

“Samruk-Energy” JSC | Integrated annual report
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