Ways to Improve Internal Audit Quality

Online course: October 14 – 25, 2019IWorkshop: November 6 – 8, 2019ILjubljana, SloveniaIApplication deadline: September 13, 2019IAuditing

In line with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing of the IIA, and good professional practices, the internal audit activity needs to add value to the organization and is therefore required to have a quality assurance and improvement program (QAIP) in place. The later includes assessments of both efficiency and effectiveness of the IA function, internal and external assessments as well as assessment of the IA function’s conformance with the Standards. As the public sector internal audit (IA) functions across the SEE region mature, it is important to underpin the initial gains through strengthened quality assurance and management of the IA function.

What will you learn

This learning initiative, which will be delivered both online and residentially at CEF premises in Ljubljana, aims to bring together SEE public internal auditors to foster discussion and sharing of good practices about the challenges that affect the quality and efficiency of their audit work while also offering recommendations for overcoming these challenges.

Through a series of presentations, which will provide the basis for break-out group exercises and plenary discussions, the workshop will offer participants greater clarity and better understanding of what good internal auditing systems consist of in terms of quality and value for money. The question of how to better communicate information about audit quality will also be addressed. 

Who should attend

This blended learning initiative aims to bring together heads of internal audit departments, senior internal auditors of ministries, agencies and other public sector organizations in the SEE countries who are interested to learn how a systematic approach trough QAIPs to the internal audit activity can help anticipating and meeting stakeholder expectations.

As this learning initiative is designed to combine multiple dimensions of learning (experiential, reflective, theoretical, and practical), participants should have a good command of English to be able to fully engage in all learning activities.


The learning initiative will be delivered under the guidance of:

  • Tina Toman Pfajfar, Slovenia
  • Nina Blečić, Ministry of Finance, Montenegro
  • Nino Karazanashvili, Ministry of Defence of Georgia


This learning initiative is supported by:

Ministry of Finance Slovenia Slovenia's Development Cooperation
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