- Internal Auditing Fundamentals
- Public Sector Accounting and Financial Reporting
- Governance and Control
- National Public Finance Legislation, Public Accounting and Taxation
Our program for internal auditors focuses on the Public Internal Financial Control (PIFC), which has been developed by the EU to guide candidate and potential candidate countries in reforming their public internal control systems, or in introducing an internal control system across their public sector to ensure good governance and protect public resources. We offer workshops program and certification program for public sector internal auditors.
In February and March 2019, the CEF successfully delivered, in close cooperation with the Montenegrin Ministry of Finance, an on-the-job training (OTJ)…
With an intention to further improve knowledge in internal audit process and procedures, Mr. Fitim Tahiri, internal auditor at the Kosovo Ministry of Internal…
Training of Trainers for Public Sector Accounting and Reporting Module (by invitation only)In Country Certification: September 9 – 11, 2019
Internal Auditing for Non-AuditorsWorkshop: September 24 – 26, 2019
Graduation Ceremony of Training of Internal Auditors in Public Sector in Montenegro (by Invitation)In Country Certification: October, 2019
Training of Trainers for Internal Audit Fundamentals Module (by invitation only)In Country Certification: October 7 – 9, 2019
The 2019 learning program will adress public internal control and external accountability mechanisms. We work with ministries of finance as centers of Public Internal Control and Public Internal Financial Control reforms, and with finance and internal audit practitioners across other public sector institutions. Our workshops will strengthen external auditing and the role of Supreme Audit Institutions as important parts of countries’ accountability systems. In addition, we will support interested SEE countries in establishing a professional Training for Internal Auditors in the Public Sector. We will focus on the roles and responsibilities of different PFM actors (managers, finance professionals, accountants, internal auditors), and strengthen the use of online and collaborative learning solutions, including training-of-trainers.
For more information on our Auditing program, please contact Tina Žagar.
Training of Internal Auditors in the Public Sector (TIAPS)
To meet members’ increasing need to strengthen public sector internal audit systems, we facilitate internationally recognized professional qualification program TIAPS. Its curriculum focuses on the requirements of EU accession processes. The program has been designed in cooperation with our UK partner, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
The TIAPS 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:
- Advanced Internal Audit
- Auditing Management Performance
- Managing the Internal Audit Function
The register of successful TIAPS graduates that agreed with public listing can be found here.
For more information on TIAPS, please contact Tina Žagar, Program Officer.
TIAPS in Montenegro
Project Coordinators in Montenegro are Miloš Baletić from the Ministry of Finance Central Harmonization Unit and Tijana Vakirević and Olivera Perković from the Montenegrin Human Resources Management Authority. The project is supported by:
TIAPS in Georgia
The CEF will leverage its long-lasting experience with implementing TIAPS in South East Europe to support setting-up of professionalization of the internal audit function in Georgian public sector entities. As the TIAPS training will become mandatory and a basis for becoming a state internal auditor in Georgia, the CEF in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH will help the envisaged local institution to:
- Set up the TIAPS certification training
- Translate training materials into the Georgian language
- Establish a Localization Working Group and a local tutor team
- Help the local takeover institution to prepare the delivery of the TIAPS for the first generation of students in 2020
The project is supported by: