Financial Management and Control Beyond Ministries of Finance (3rd Webinar)

Webinar: December 14, 2017I11:00-12:30 CETIAccounting and Auditing

Despite tangible gains in setting up the legislative frameworks for public internal control (PIC) in many SEE countries, there are difficulties with the materialization of the expected benefits of improved financial management and control (FMC). Current reform efforts in many countries remain largely technical, rather than managerial and FMC-related interventions are frequently made in isolation from broader budgetary and public administration reforms. Moreover, the ownership over the reform process between the MoF and the line ministries remains blurred.

Starting from the strategic approach to PIC implementation from the MoF level to operational practice in the line ministries, this FMC webinar series aims to progressively elaborate the implications of PIC reforms and offer further insights on the preconditions that need to be in place for effective implementation of FMC concepts.

This webinar is part of FMC webinar series and represents the third and the final part of this series. 

Third FMC webinar faculty and topics

The third webinar will summarize the main points raised in the two preceding parts. Building on the promoted understanding of the roles and responsibilities for PIfC implementation between MoFs and budget users, the third webinar will provide an opportunity to explore the monitoring and assessment component in FMC and the annual quality checking carried out by MoF.

The third FMC webinar explores the topics of:

  • who is responsible for monitoring and assessment of internal control systems (FMC)?
  • Why is it important that managers take ownership over reforms?
  • How can MoF contribute to continuous improvement perspectives and what can be done about system-wide FMC failures?
  • In what ways are the roles and responsibilities of MoF and budget users with respect to FMC complementary and how can these complementarities be leveraged for better PFM?

Special attention will be given to dissemination of regional perspectives and experience.

Tentative agenda and faculty

Kaja Jurtela, CEF

Nihad Nakaš, CEF

Noel Hepworth, Independent Public Policy Professional

Danijela Stepić, Ministry of Finance, Croatia

Target audience

  • Senior and operational staff in ministries of finance (Central Harmonization Unit, budget department, treasury department)
  • Senior and operational staff in central government line ministries (secretaries, officials responsible for public service delivery: e.g. police services, defense, health, education, etc., heads of finance departments, heads of internal audit departments) 
  • Senior public officials responsible for design/implementation/monitoring of Public Administration Reform strategy, Public Finance Management reform strategy, and/or Public Internal Financial Control strategy

Practical information 

When: December 14, 2017, 11:00-12:30 CET – the webinar session will open 30 minutes before the official start.

Where: From the convenience of your own computer, tablet or smartphone.

Language: English

Duration: up to 90 minutes

This webinar is free to join. Please feel free to bring this webinar under the attention also to your colleagues who may find the discussion particularly timely and useful!

How to join

Simply press here or the button “Register to this webinar now!” on the right. You will be directed to CEF Online Learning Campus. Please make sure you register and click the button Enroll under the title of this webinar. 

Please read the guidelines How to attend a webinar before the webinar starts. We use WebEX Conferencing Technology. Please note that you will be asked by WebEx to install a browser application on your computer when you use WebEx for the first time. This will only take a few minutes but may require you to inform your system administrator. 

Partners

This learning initiative is supported by:

Ministry of Finance, Slovenia Slovenia's Development Cooperation