The program supports constituency in preparation and implementation of accounting reforms by providing knowledge and insight in the latest accounting practices and international accounting and reporting standards, enhancing inter-institutional cooperation and platforms for exchanging country experience and practices. It encourages professional public asset management development, supports effectiveness of accounting and financial reporting and usage of financial information for better decision-making. It also promotes transparent and responsible behavior of individuals and public sector institutions.

Accounting Workshops

The focus of our accounting activities in 2021 is to promote regional cooperation in overcoming common challenges in the accrual reform and adoption of international accounting standards. Learning activities will support development and recognition of accounting profession by strengthening their role to support preparation and delivery of reforms, to fight against fraud and corruption, to contribute to better management of publicly owned assets, to cooperate with other professions in implementing public sector reforms and to respond efficiently to the needs of public sector caused by pandemic situation.

For more information on our Accounting program, please contact Jasmina Popović, Program Officer or Jovana Koloski, Program Facilitator.

Public Accountants Certification Training (PACT)

We facilitate PACT that is internationally recognized professional qualification program designed by our UK partner, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and adjusted by the CEF to specific country needs. It combines theory and practical experience; topics include managerial accounting, finance and contract management, International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), various approaches in sound financial management, and audit and assurance. These issues make a sound base for public sector employees as they transition to accrual accounting and explore the steps to be taken as part of introducing IPSAS.

The PACT is designed for public sector employees who hold a bachelor’s degree and have relevant practical experience. It consists of two levels, the certificate and the diploma level, and include the following modules:

Certificate Level:

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • National Public Finance Legislation and Accounting Legislation and Taxation

Diploma Level:

  • Audit and Assurance
  • Financial Management
  • Business and Change Management
  • Public Sector Financial Reporting

For more information on PACT, please contact Jasmina Popović, Program Officer or Jovana Koloski, Program Facilitator.

PACT in North Macedonia

Project Coordinator in North Macedonia is Zejnie Elmazi. The project is supported by:

Slovenia's Development Cooperation Ministry of Finance, North Macedonia The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)