18th of April 2008 it was held the second meeting of the Steering
Committee of the Twinning project “Assisting the Main Control and Revision
Office of Ukraine (KRU) in implementing a new system of Public Internal
Financial Control”. Representatives of Swedish National Financial Management
Main Control and Revision Office, the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine, the Ministry of Finance, Project
Administrative Office and Implementation of Twinning Operations in Ukraine took
part in the meeting. During the meeting it was summed up the second quarter of
the project implementation and it was outlined perspective for the following
period. In this quarter together with Swedish experts it was held a seminar for
top management on the topic: “Importance of Introduction of Internal Financial
Control System in Ukraine”,
as well as an internal seminar for specialists of the MainCRO
on matters of audit of efficiency.
reporting period a lot of work was devoted to preparation to holding training
courses in internal control and internal audit in the third quarter. It has
been developed a draft of the general training program for all courses,
envisaged within the framework of the project.
Project Leader from Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of the MainCRO
Stephanyuk Ihor stressed that
one of important preconditions for support of internal audit introduction by the management
of the central executive authorities was segregation of responsibility for
legal (for instance, in the person of the state secretary) and efficient (in the
person of the highest manager of CEA) use of public funds.
of the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine Eleonora
Nikolaichuk suggested popularizing the idea of
reforming of public internal financial control in Ukraine and explaining to the
general public the importance of this reform for ensuring a sound level of
financial budget discipline in the state.
party assured the Ukrainian party of maintaining relations with the General
Inspectorate of Finances of Portugal for organization of common training in
forensic audit (“fight against fraud”).