PIFC – announcement
HOLD PUBLIC INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL CONFERENCE
On April 29, 2015 in Skopje Hotel Arka was held Public Internal Financial Control Conference, organized in cooperation with the European Commission. The purpose of this conference was to present the Policy Paper on Public Internal Financial Control for 2015-2017 and exchange of the best practices with experts on public internal financial control of EU Member States. The conference was attended by 100 representatives from institutions on central level.
IMPLEMENTED TRAINING FOR RISK MANAGEMENT IN 2015
Ministry of Finance – Public Internal Financial Control Department in March 2015 prepared and published on the website Guidelines for risk management which is an advanced methodology for risk management with detailing the steps and forms in the process of risk management.
In order to facilitate the practical application of this methodology on 19 and 25 March and 1 and 8 April , 2015 is held one-day training sessions attended by 95 heads of units for financial affairs, risk management coordinators and heads of internal audit units on central level. As part of the training is practical exercise conducted on identification, assessment and mapping of risks and drafting of an action plan to remedy weaknesses.
On May 21, 2015 was held training on “Strengthening internal financial control in the social work centers in the Republic of Macedonia” .Aim of the training was to present the system of internal financial controls in the social work centers in the Republic of Macedonia and measures for its improvement . The training was attended by 59 directors, heads of finance units, accountants and social workers.
On 4 and 25 June, 2015 were held one-day training sessions which were attended by 54 heads of units for financial affairs, risk management coordinators and heads of internal audit units of the City of Skopje and 22 following municipalities: Center, Studenicani, Aerodrom, Butel, Gorce Petrov, Kisela Voda, Karpos, Cucer Sandevo, Aracinovo, Gazi Baba, Chair, Probistip, Kratovo, Veles, Krivogashtani, Gradsko, Delchevo, Vinica, Gostivar, Zelenikovo, Kocani, Kriva Palanka. As part of the training is practical exercise conducted on identification, assessment and mapping of risks.
ORGANIZED TRAININGS FOR INTERNAL AUDITORS
PROJECT FOR TRAINING AND INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION OF INTERNAL AUDITORS
On October 21, 2014 was held the conference for the official closing of the first cycle and the opening of a new cycle of the project “Training of internal auditors in the public sector”, funded by the governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Slovenia and implemented by the Ministry of Finance in cooperation with the Center of Excellence in Finance from Slovenia and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in London.
The first cycle included 65 auditors out of which 45 successfully completed the training and passed the exam which gained CIPFA certificate for internationally certified internal auditors. The second cycle includes 35 auditors.