Training Course on 'Financial Audit'
Date: 21-25 September 2020
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye

Considering the importance of “Public Audit” to OIC member countries, SESRIC has initiated and launched last year a new capacity building programme in this important domain called “SESRIC Public Audit Capacity Building Programme (PAU-CaB)”. The Programme aims at providing a framework of cooperation and strengthening collaboration between relevant national institutions of the OIC member countries responsible for public audit with a view to enhancing their technical capacities.

Within the framework of this programme, the Centre will organise short-term training courses, training workshops, and study visits on a wide range of public audit technical topics such as financial statement analysis, audit of public-private partnerships and international financial reporting standards, etc. This will be done as in the case of all SESRIC capacity building programmes by matching the needs and capacities of the relevant national institutions working in the domain of pubic audit.

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Public Audit Capacity Building Programme (PAU-CaB), SESRIC organized a training course on “Financial Audit” on 21-25 September 2020. This training course is the first conducted within the framework of this programme. The course was conducted through a video conferencing platform and applied interactive learning approaches for the benefit of participants from the Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and State Committee for Statistics of Turkmenistan as well as participants from the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction and Central Bank of Republic of Uzbekistan.

The training course was provided by competent experts from the Turkish Court of Accounts. The course provided insights into public accountability and good governance as well as the international auditing standards and their applicability in the public sector auditing. This training course is designed in line with the virtual training solutions undertaken by SESRIC in order to better serve the Centre’s training activities and keep participants motivated and engaged during this difficult time of global crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic.