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Employment Opportunity - Technical Specialist: Professionalisation of public sector auditing and accounting

Job title: Technical Specialist: Professionalisation of public sector auditing and accountingLocation: South Africa, PretoriaContract period: 5 Years with the possibility of renewalCompensation: Negotiable based on qualifications and experienceBackgroundAFROSAI-E is an autonomous, independent and non-political organisation with the Supreme Audit Institutions from 25 English-speaking African countries as members. The professionalisation of Public Sector Auditing and Accounting in Africa is one of the key priority areas over the next 5 to 10 years.To achieve this a strategy has been developed...

Third MDP facilitation skills workshop leaps to another level

The third MDP facilitation skills workshop took place from 20 to 31 October 2014. Fourteen participants from eight member SAIs attended the programme. Three managers from AFROSAI-E also participated in the facilitation skills module of the workshop. The first eight days of the workshop were facilitated by Mr Pritom Phookun, an IDI-certified training specialist, and formerly from SAI India and the IDI. The workshop was opened by Mr Wessel Pretorius, chief executive officer of AFROSAI-E. He set the context by providing a brief history of the MDP and highlighted the region’s expectations from...

AFROSAI-E presentation made at the 13th General Assembly of AFROSAI held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

The attached presentation was made by AFROSAI-E’s CEO, Mr Wessel Pretorius, at the13th General Assembly of AFROSAI held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from 23 to 30 October 2014.Click here to download the presentation

Development Workshop for e-Learning

The e-learning programme for regularity audit, launched at the beginning of 2014, is nearing completion. At the mentor training, which took place from 6 to10 October, the participants went through the first version to give feedback and prepare the programme for roll-out at the Technical Update.AFROSAI-E gathered a group of 11 regularity auditors from 11 member SAIs in order to review the e-learning programme in detail and suggest improvements. The benefits of having a diverse group of participants from the region are: a feeling of ownership of the final product at several member SAIs and a...

Annual Communication Workshop winds up in Pretoria

Internal communication still poses a huge challenge for many SAIs in the region. This emerged during the annual communication workshop which came to an end on Friday 10 October 2014 after an intensive interaction that lasted five days.This year’s communication workshop whose main theme was internal communication was officially opened by AFROSAI-E’s CEO Mr Wessel Pretorius on 6 October and drew 19 participants from 11 countries.While encouraging the communication experts Mr Pretorius said, “You must strive to be visible internally. The problem with most communication experts is that they lack...

2-Module Performance Audit Course and Weekend Away

AFROSAI-E presented Module 2 of the AFROSAI-E 3-module course in performance auditing from 22 September to 3 October 2014 at St George hotel and conference centre in Pretoria, South Africa.  48 Performance auditors participated in the course, including two auditors from the African Union Commission. The full course covers three modules over a combined period of approximately 9 months with classroom interface with the participants/trainees spread in between the modules. In between the modules, participants work on planning and conducting a performance audit in their SAI, with the...

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