Dec 13, 2019

Georgian Internal Auditors on a Study Visit to Slovenia

A group of Georgian Public Sector Internal Auditors visited Slovenia on December 10-12, within the pre-Training of Internal Auditors in the Public Sector (TIAPS), a part of the Public Financial Management in the South Caucasus project supported by the GIZ. This group of professionals are potential first-generation tutors of the TIAPS project to be launched in Georgia next year. Georgian officials gave a very positive feedback on the study visit and highlighted that they are returning to their home country full of fresh and new ideas and a bigger motivation to contribute to the success of the upcoming project.

During the visit, they had very active discussions amongst themselves and with Giuli Chkuaseli, the Head of Central Harmonization Unit, Ministry of Finance, Georgia, and Tamar Gureshidze, a public financial management advisor from the GIZ, regarding the planning of the project to be launched, as well as the study materials. The sessions were facilitated by Tamara Simić, a CEF staff member and the TIAPS Georgia project manager.  With the CEF program specialist, Kaja Jurtela, who is herself a certified internal auditor, the group did an exercise on the maturity model within the internal audit methodology. They met with Dušan Sterle, the Director of the Budget Supervision Office of Slovenia and Martina Toman Pfajfar, a Slovenian internal audit expert, with whom they exchanged ideas, shared experiences and ideas to apply in their jobs and the TIAPS project. The Court of Audit of Slovenia hosted the group as well and presented their work areas and various projects within their portfolio.