Honing government auditors’ management skills
Management skills of participating government auditors in the Pacific islands have been enhanced through a just completed Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) training course run in Nadi, Fiji from 8 to 12 April. PASAI is an association of regional government audit offices.<!--more-->
The weeklong training course on management skills in government auditing drew 20 participants from 11 Pacific island countries including the Commonwealth of North Mariana Islands, the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
The course is one part of a four-part training programme conducted by PASAI that is intended to help provide a career path for government auditors in the Pacific region. The four training courses or tiers, as they are labelled, are aimed at providing auditors at all levels with skill-based training in line with their needs and responsibilities at work.
Eroni Vatuloka, PASAI Executive Director said, “Government auditing is about making certain that public money is managed correctly and so deserves widespread support.”<a href="https://pacifictradeinvest.com/PTI/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/finance.resizedimage.jpg"><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-4737" alt="finance.resizedimage" src="https://pacifictradeinvest.com/PTI/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/finance.resizedimage.jpg" width="300" height="200" /></a>
Speaking of the course he said, “Skilled managers are vital to states’ capacity to successfully conduct quality financial and performance audits of their various government operations. The course covered critical aspects of successful management of government audits including strategic planning, audit portfolio management, quality assurance and risk management control plans.”
Participants also developed a future action plan of initiatives they will undertake on return to their workplaces as part of their personal individual professional development programmes.
PASAI’s career path training is intended to help toward developing a strong talent pool of government auditors in the Pacific region to lift government auditing to higher standards.