Our efforts are geared toward the improvement of the quality and effectiveness of the established elements of the public internal and financial control (PIFC) framework while also taking into account countries' reform plans in PFM. We continue focusing on improving internal and external accountability mechanisms, and increased effectiveness in the use of public funds. We encourage public sector auditors from ministries of finance, line ministries, central banks, supreme audit institutions (SAIs), and other public sector institutions to enhance their skills and competencies needed to fulfill their mandates and increase the impact of their work. We discuss how the digitalization of the public sector leads to new risks, look into the way risk management can be improved, the internal control system strengthened and protected from corrupt behavior and activities.
Effective communication is key to performing successful audit activities. The first highlight of the 2023 program will be Strengthening Communication Skills blended learning event. It will focus on key communication skills and tools that internal auditors can use to deliver high-impact activities. We will as well deliver Performance Auditing workshop that will address various audit cases and provide the opportunity to practice performance auditing skills. As also auditing is influenced by the digitalization trend, one of the highlights of the program will be addressing reinforcement of different digital tools to assure quality and efficiency of audit work. Finally, we will address Managerial Accountability concept and SAIs transformation into learning organizations. We will also look at the central banks and how they face different contemporary challenges, such as climate changes, digitalization and fintech, and what implication they have on central banks’ risk management and internal and external governance.
TIAPS ALB: Training of Trainers on Module 2 : Good Governance, Managerial Accountability & Developing Strategy and Data Analysis
Workshop: April 1 – December 20, 2023
TIAPS ALB: Training of Trainers on Module 3: Accounting fundamentals
Workshop: April 1 – December 20, 2023
Strengthening Communication Skills: From Verbal Communication to Reporting Audit Results
Effective communication is key to performing successful audit activities. Some argue that for internal audit professionals to be successful in their roles, strong communication skills are even more important than the technical skills. Knowing how to deal with different stakeholders and providing them with clear information is therefore critical as the way audit findings and recommendations are communicated impacts the perceived quality and value of the audit.
Webinar: April 12, 2023IWebinar: May 10, 2023IWorkshop: May 31 – June 2, 2023
Managing Public Sector Assets
The need to improve decisions concerning government-owned assets and to ensure relevant accountability to the public has led to reforms in several countries. However, the management of government-owned assets is still in its infancy compared to more traditional areas like public budgeting or public administration. Hence the striking mismatch between the many benefits that good asset management can generate and the limited attention it has so far received from most governments. A key task of Public Sector Asset Management (PSAM) is the establishment of an organizational system to manage government assets and to deploy them for the achievement of government objectives. In most countries, this task is further complicated by the presence of multiple central agencies and subnational governments which own or control large holdings of assets.
Workshop: May 9 – 10, 2023
Advancing Digital Change through Public Financial Management
Hosted jointly by the CEF and CIPFA, this in-person event will provide you with the opportunity to explore the roles of public financial management (PFM) professionals in public sector digital transformation, with a particular focus on issues and examples in South East Europe.
Conference: May 11, 2023
TIAPS ALB: Module 2: Good Governance, Managerial Accountability & Developing Strategy and Data Analysis
Certification Module: September 1 – December 20, 2023
Managerial Accountability (I/II): The Role of Internal Audit and Central Harmonization Units
Webinar: September 26, 2023