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.

Auditing Workshops

The 2020 learning program is addressing audit within broader public internal financial control (PIFC) and Public Financial Management reforms that support internal and external accountability, transparency and good governance in public sector. It also supports supreme audit institutions addressing their strengthened role and involving external auditors. The results achieved thus far are a testimony of our growing ability to bridge existing knowledge gaps, improve capacities and help develop required skills to work towards a common goal of supporting our constituency in improving the quality and effectiveness of the established elements of the PIFC framework as well as Increasing the audit impact through improved risk-based audit planning and better communication. This regional peer-to-peer learning program will continue to bring together finance and internal audit practitioners across ministries of finance, line ministries, central banks, and other public sector institutions.

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:

Certificate Level:

  • Internal Auditing Fundamentals
  • Public Sector Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Governance and Control
  • National Public Finance Legislation, Public Accounting and Taxation

Diploma Level:

  • Advanced Internal Audit
  • Business and Change Management
  • Management Accounting

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:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Germany Slovenia's Development Cooperation Ministry of Finance Montenegro
Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF) The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Uprava za kadrove

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:

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