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 2021 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. Carefully selected learning topics will support 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 program has been over the years delivered in local languages in Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Slovenia. A preparatory project for introducing TIAPS was successfully completed also in Georgia in early 2020.