On 17th of March 2008 it was started in the MainCRO
the first weekly training courses in internal audit for 50 specialists of 32 public
sector bodies: the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the MoF, ministries, other central executive authorities, public
governance bodies and two higher educational establishments – the National
Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine and Kyiv
National Trade and Economy University.
This training is
held pursuant to the Plan of Actions for implementation of provisions of the
Concept of Development of Public Internal Financial Control for 2005-2009,
approved by the Executive Order of the Government of 16 November 2005, and
within the Twinning project “Assisting the Main Control and Revision Office of
Ukraine (KRU) in implementing a new system of Public Internal Financial Control”,
implemented based on the contract between the EC Delegation to Ukraine, Swedish
National Financial Management Authority and the MainCRO.
The main topics,
to which attention of the trainees was drawn, are the essence, nature and role
of internal audit in public sector, system-based audit and fraud prevention. Training
includes lectures, practical studies, discussions and consideration in small
groups. Training is delivered by acknowledged specialists in internal audit
from the Northern Ireland
– Derek Anderson and Alison Caldwell.
While opening the
first training day, the Deputy Chairman of the MainCRO
Ihor Stefanyuk bade welcome
to the first future public sector auditors and informed on outcomes of work of
Ukrainian delegation in Brussels, where during
the previous week it had been concluded the VII round of talks about a new reinforced
– EU”. I.Stefanyuk underscored that the matter of
reforming of the national system of public internal financial control would be
a part of this treaty.
In welcoming note
the chief of Department of Public Internal Financial Control Harmonization of
the MainCRO Maryna Barynina underlined the thing that building of internal
control system was impossible without change in ideology, and road to the profession
of internal auditor was measured by years. Having outlined the tasks, set
before the Central Harmonization Unit and other central executive authorities, M.Barynina noted that it was on the 17th of
March of 2008 that the first practical step was taken towards introducing a new
profession – internal auditor of public sector.
Resident Twinning Advisor Vilhelm Reutersward while characterizing present system of public
internal financial control in Ukraine,
told about directions in which its components would develop with assistance of
The next actual step in construction of a modern model of public
internal financial control will be trainings in internal control that will
start from 31st of March of the current year.