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IAA Staff Undergo Training

A 5 day training programme for Staff of the Internal Audit Agency (IAA) has opened at the Centre For IT Professional Development, (CIPD – GIMPA) in Accra.

The training, a first of a series of three is meant to introduce participants to IT auditing, through exercises and case studies. The training also seeks to sharpen the skills of Participants and to develop their knowledge of basic IT audit concepts that can be used to facilitate integrated audit efforts in the Public Sector.

The course will also provide participants the opportunity to perform an audit of IT applications, supporting key business processes, coordinate the assessment of IT risk with the evaluation of IT general controls, and perform a risk assessment of controls over end user computer applications.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Project Director of the Public Financial Management Reforms (PFMR), Dr. Hayford Baah-Adade observed that internal Audit is very critical in public financial management in Ghana. He therefore stressed that there is the urgent need for officers to be trained on basic IT knowledge to enable IT audit more professional manner.

Dr. Baah-Adade disclosed that the training will support Government’s efforts at implementing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) across MMDAs and to provide operational support in the conduct of specialized audits. He added that participants will be required to transfer their knowledge gained after the training to other officers at their MDAs as Resource Persons. He noted that auditing should not be focused on only financials but the other components of the overall PFMR like Budget, Payroll and Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS). He assured IAA of project’s support for the initiative and hoped that it will make auditing more effective and efficient.

On his part, Acting Director General of the IAA, Mr. Ransford Adjei, noted that the importance of the course cannot be over emphasized. He observed that it is particularly so because Government business has transitioned from manual to automated processes. He added that resources have been provided to build staff capacities to improve productivity on the job.

IFMIS Organizes 11 Day Training Workshop For TTTS

An eleven day workshop to train “Train the Trainer” (TTTs) on the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) modules has opened at the Controller and Accountant General’s Department Dansoman Training School.

In his opening remarks, Deputy Controller and Accountant General in charge of ICTM, James Ntim Amponsah noted that, when GIFMIS implementation began, some Ghanaians were sceptical about its prospects. “But thanks to the unflinching efforts of many stakeholders, the project has made giant strides in Public Financial Management Reforms in Ghana during the first phase of implementation”, he indicated.

According to Mr. Ntim, the World Bank did not relent in its efforts in supporting the second phase as a result of the progress made in the first phase. He added that, other funds like the Internally Generated Funds (IGF) and Donor funds will all be brought on board the system and so the need for the TTTs to take the training serious.

In an address, Mac-Effort Adadey, IFMIS Project Manager noted that, Phase 2 of the project has started under a bigger Public Financial Management (PFM) Reforms. He said the expectation is to deploy the system to cover all Government of Ghana Funds at all MDAs and MMDAs. “That is why this training is important because it will sharpen the skills of trainers needed to undertake training activities during the roll-outs”. He noted.

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Middle Level Training: Nationwide Training in Public Sector Financial Management

The Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD), as part of its capacity building programme for Accounting Officers, organized a Nationwide Training in Public Sector Financial Management in the ten former regional capitals. Participants in the newly created regions also joined in the former regional capitals for the training programme.

Seven sessions were held for participants from MDAs in Accra were held at the CAGD Staff Development Centre in Dansoman.

The three-day regional programme, which was designed to train Accounting Officers on current trends in Public Sector Financial Management, as well as to equip them with the requisite skills and knowledge for an efficient service delivery, also attracted other officers from some MDAs and MMDAs.

The official opening was done by the CAG, Mr Kwasi Kwaning Bossompem on 2nd July, 2019 at the CAGD Staff Development Centre in Dansoman, to mark the beginning of the programme. The CAG was also in Secondi/Takoradi to open the session in the Western Region.

Mr Sampson Asare-Fianko DCAG (F&A) was with the team in the Volta Region and also most of the sessions held in Accra. 

Topics treated during the training include: The organizational structure of CAGD, Leadership, Public Financial Management, Administrative Procedures and the Code of Conduct of the Ghana Civil Service, Treasury Management, Procurement and Stores Management, Payroll Management, Systems of Control and Operational Documents and Financial Reporting (IPSAS).  

Participants also engaged in group exercises at the end of each training session to test their understanding of the knowledge they have acquires. They showed a lot of enthusiasm in the exercise, as they compete to obtain the highest score.

Each participant was awarded a Certificates of Participation at the end of each session.

After the national tour, the training programme finally ended with a session for MMDA Accounting Officers in the Greater Accra Region on 5th December, 2019 at the Staff Development Centre in Dansoman, where the DCAG(A&I), Mr. Wisdom Komla Messan officially closed the session on behalf of the CAG.

middle level training program volta region

Middle Level Training: Nationwide Training in Public Sector Financial Management

The Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD), as part of its capacity building programme for Accounting Officers, organized a Nationwide Training in Public Sector Financial Management in the ten former regional capitals. Participants in the newly created regions also joined in the former regional capitals for the training programme.

Seven sessions were held for participants from MDAs in Accra were held at the CAGD Staff Development Centre in Dansoman.

The three-day regional programme, which was designed to train Accounting Officers on current trends in Public Sector Financial Management, as well as to equip them with the requisite skills and knowledge for an efficient service delivery, also attracted other officers from some MDAs and MMDAs.

The official opening was done by the CAG, Mr Kwasi Kwaning Bossompem on 2nd July, 2019 at the CAGD Staff Development Centre in Dansoman, to mark the beginning of the programme. The CAG was also in Secondi/Takoradi to open the session in the Western Region.

Mr Sampson Asare-Fianko DCAG (F&A) was with the team in the Volta Region and also most of the sessions held in Accra.

Topics treated during the training include: The organizational structure of CAGD, Leadership, Public Financial Management, Administrative Procedures and the Code of Conduct of the Ghana Civil Service, Treasury Management, Procurement and Stores Management, Payroll Management, Systems of Control and Operational Documents and Financial Reporting (IPSAS).

Participants also engaged in group exercises at the end of each training session to test their understanding of the knowledge they have acquires. They showed a lot of enthusiasm in the exercise, as they compete to obtain the highest score.

Each participant was awarded a Certificates of Participation at the end of each session.

After the national tour, the training programme finally ended with a session for MMDA Accounting Officers in the Greater Accra Region on 5th December, 2019 at the Staff Development Centre in Dansoman, where the DCAG(A&I), Mr. Wisdom Komla Messan officially closed the session on behalf of the CAG.