Dec 17, 2021

Public Accountants Certification Training in North Macedonia Completes Successfully

With the closing ceremony we are successfully completing internationally recognized professional qualification program for public sector accountants in North Macedonia. Accountants that successfully concluded the Public Accountants Certification Training (PACT) program were awarded with the internationally recognized Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) certificates. Closing ceremony took place on December 15, 2021 in Skopje, North Macedonia.

The third generation of North Macedonian public sector accountants participated in the Level 1 (certificate level), carried out under the unique circumstances brought by the Covid-19 pandemics. Due to this, the program was for the first time delivered online. “We started to carry out the project when the outbreak of Covid-19 stopped regular life. This required us to be agile and adjust to the circumstances. We had to implement new ways of communication and learning to all of our planned activities. Today, I am proud to say that this is the first generation of PACT students that had the opportunity to be trained online, keeping connections with colleagues and tutors when it was almost impossible to meet them in person.” said Jana Repanšek, CEF Director.  

In 2022, the CEF will continue with efforts in capacity development of public sector accountants in North Macedonia by providing continuation of the training on Level 2 (diploma level). But as remarked by Jovana Koloski, PACT North Macedonia project manager: “Now, after more than a year of implementing the program, we can take a break and celebrate our achievements. This applies to all involved with the program: students, tutors, partners, colleagues. Although this was something new for all of us, not only we successfully completed the first online delivery of the PACT program, but are also richer with a new experience that will help us face future challenges.”

The PACT program in North Macedonia has been financially supported by the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Slovenian Aid.