Improving Core Tax Procedures - the Audit Function

Oct 14 – 18, 2019 , Ljubljana, Slovenia Online course
Oct 22 – 24, 2019 , Ljubljana, Slovenia Workshop
Sep 27, 2019

This blended learning initiative aims at improving participants’ understanding of the operating context of the tax administration in administering the laws and running activities as efficiently and cost -effectively as possible.

It will contribute to strengthening the audit capacity of tax officers. And, it will address the prerequisites of effective tax audits such as, for example, the application of appropriate audit methods and software packages, and provision of adequate training opportunities. 

This learning initiative is designed as blended learning. It will combine one week of online learning  and 2,5 days of face-to-face workshop, delivered at the CEF, Ljubljana.

What will you learn

On-line phase: October 14 -18, 2019

At our Online Learning Campus, participants will be introduced to audit as an important function of tax administrations. In this respect participants and experts will discuss the importance of audit, how the audit contributes to tax collection, what is relation between audit and other tax administration’s functions (taxpayer registration, declaration, risk management, debt collection, and investigation). The audit typologies (desk review, field review etc.) will be presented through practical examples on specific audit tasks.

The envisaged workload for the participants is up to 5 hours per week. It will feature two webinars, reading resources, and quizzes. Participants will be also asked to submit practical assignment and will be engaged in peer learning whereby they will do the peer review.

Face-to-face phase: workshop, Oct 22-24, 2019,

This phase will be delivered as workshop at the CEF premises in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It will function as an upgrade of online phase. All issues / topics, that will need further discussion and will arise during online phase, will be addressed during this phase.

Participants will be actively engaged in discussions and group exercises, and encouraged to share their experiences and country practices.


  • Vasilika Vjero, Independent Fiscal Expert on Local and Central Government, former Director General of Tax administration, Albania
  • Thomas Bruun, The Danish Tax Agency, Denmark
  • Steven van der Vrande, charted accountant, Tax and Custums Administration, the Netherlands
  • Dennis ten Hove, chartered accountant, Tax and Custums Administration, the Netherlands

Who should attend

The learning initiative is designed for mid-to-senior level tax officials who are involved in compliance risk management, risk analysis, and auditing.

Suitable candidates will be approved by the CEF.

Practical information

No fee will be charged for officials working in the public sector.

Travel and accommodation costs for up to two participants from Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (up to three), Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, North Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania and Ukraine will be covered by the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands. Applications of additional self-funded candidates from the SEE region (and beyond) will be considered, as far as space permits. Meals and refreshments will be provided during the event.


This learning initiative was supported by:

Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands Ministry of Finance Slovenia Slovenia's Development Cooperation