Strengthening Auditors' Analytical Skills

May 7, 2024 , Online Webinar
May 28, 2024 , Online Webinar
Jun 11 – 13, 2024 , Ljubljana, Slovenia Workshop

About this learning event

This blended learning program is tailored for public sector auditors seeking to enhance essential analytical skills. Participants will learn to employ appropriate techniques for gathering information, apply data analysis methods effectively, and master data visualization techniques. Moreover, the program will delve into critical thinking strategies essential for synthesizing and evaluating information, leading to well-founded conclusions and recommendations.

Furthermore, participants will explore the utilization of computer-assisted techniques in audit engagements, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI), and the significance of ensuring independence throughout the audit process.

Participants of this blended learning activity will participate in two highly-interactive and participatory webinars focused on honing key analytical skills. Additionally, the culmination of the activity will be a workshop designed to further enhance participants' analytical capacities.


May 7, 2024
  • Webinar 1

    Ensuring Integrity: Strategies for Enhancing Auditors' Independence and Objectivity

May 28, 2024
  • Webinar 2

    Sharpening the Lens: Cultivating Critical Thinking Skills for Auditors' Success

June 11 - 13, 2024
  • Workshop

    Analytical Mastery: Empowering Auditors with Enhanced Analytical Skills


During this blended learning event, you will:

  • Learn different methods and tools for effective data collection in various audit scenarios.
  • Acquire skills in applying data analysis techniques to extract meaningful insights from audit data.
  • Gain proficiency in visualizing audit data to enhance communication and comprehension.
  • Apply critical thinking to draw sound conclusions and make informed recommendations based on audit evidence.
  • Gain hands-on experience with tools and technologies that support computer-assisted audit techniques (CAATs).
  • Discuss practical applications of AI in auditing and identify areas where AI can enhance audit procedures.
  • Learn strategies and best practices to ensure independence at every stage of the audit engagement.
  • Develop skills in preparing clear and concise audit reports.

Who should attend

Experienced public sector internal and external auditors. We will invite participants from the Performance Auditing workshop delivered in February 2023 to participate at the follow-up initiative.


The learning event will be delivered under the guidance of:

  • Frank Schuiten, Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands
  • Florentine den Beer Poortugael, Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands
  • Vesna Mladenovska, Audit Authority for Audit of Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), North Macedonia
  • Anđelina Brzović Rakvin, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia

Practical information

Participants are expected to take an active part in this activity. The success of the workshop is directly dependent on the participants’ active engagement in the discussions and group work. In view of the interactive nature of the event, the participants are required to have:

  • A good command of the English language as there are no interpretation services planned
  • Stable internet connection
  • Microphone and a web camera

Applicants can expect to go through the selection process in order to be selected to take part in this initiative.


This learning initiative is supported by:

Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands Ministry of Finance Slovenia