They need to ensure that their audit methods are up-to-date, accurate and capable to uncover bad governance so that they can recommend innovative and adequate solutions.
Old threats in a new environment
Due to the expanding of responsibilities and new fields of activities, public sector auditors need to extend their know-how on a daily basis. At the same time, fraud and corruption remain the biggest threat to a proper functioning of public institutions. The European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law supports internal and external auditors by providing the high-quality practical seminars and trainings in key issues such as:
Extend your expertise by participating in the various events held by the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law in this area.
See our range of training opportunities in EU Funding here.
The European Commission emphasises the sound financial management of EU Funds in order to ensure that all financial resources are spent efficiently. Audit of EU funded projects must follow international auditing standards according to Article 62 of the EU Regulation EC 1083/2006. Manifold standards issued by organisations such as IFAC, IIA and INTOSAI have to be applied appropriately. This European Seminar addresses auditors on all levels who have to carry out audits in projects co-financed by European Funds.
Having become an integral component of public administration, Information Technology (IT) infrastructure as well was frequently audited lately. This is a challenging task for auditors who have to acquire specific knowledge about IT risks and processes in IT projects and environments. In fact, IT auditing requires new skills and knowledge. This European Seminar helps to add those skills to the internal and external auditor's portfolio.
The European Summer Academy “Financial Control of EU Funds” offers 5 full days of intensive training on topics such as administrative verifications, eligibility of expenditures, simplified cost options, system audits and many more in the field of Financial Control and Auditing regarding publicly funded projects. In the last edition of this summer academy, Martin Weber, Head of Unit at the European Court of Auditors lectured as well as Fabienne Lévy, responsible for ESF Audit in the European Commission.
Auditors – both internal and external – play a vital role in guaranteeing the sound management of their own or the audited institution. The audit report is the most visible tool that demonstrates their work.
Risk Management has long since been part of any modern management strategy in private enterprises. For public administrations this topic still is relatively new. In this seminar you will learn how to identify risks of any kind and to manage them according to best standards. Whether you are being audited or you are working for an auditing authority you will get familiar with professional formalised risk management especially for public institutions.