Experts from the Ministry of Finance in Moldova share experience about carrying out an internal audits 11/10/2019
The Ministry of Finance of Moldova welcomed public internal auditors of the Ministry of Finance of Latvia on 30th September for the second mission that will last until 11th October, 2019 within the project “Further Development of Effective Internal Control Systems and Internal Audit in the Republic of Moldova”.
In order to strengthen capacity of public internal auditors of the Republic of Moldova, Latvian experts during the mission are sharing their experience in Information and Communication Technology (hereinafter - ICT) Governance auditing through providing common methodological framework on assessment of governance of ICT, including organization of ICT governance, planning, implementation, maintenance and optimization of ICT resources needed, improve information systems security.
Information society has emerged, where public administration, society and economy depends on the opportunities and services provided by ICT. ICT is widespread in public administration. Increasingly, new public information systems are being developed to fulfil the functions of public administration and help to achieve objectives in the most effective way.
Significant financial resources have been invested in the development, implementation and maintenance of public information systems. Therefore, there is a need to assure usage of these systems in accordance with the objectives and financially sound. Internal control system over ICT provides management of public administration resources effectively.
The need for strengthening capacity of public internal auditors of the Republic of Moldova to perform ICT Governance audit is substantiated by consideration of insufficient experience in the respective field, although it has high risks and impact to the management of public administration resources.
Round table discussions and practical trainings on methodological framework are being conducted by the project team. Public internal auditors of the Republic of Moldova are being shared with methodology of ICT Governance auditing, including practical examples, templates and criteria. In addition, Guidelines on ICT Governance Auditing for Public Internal Auditors are being drafted and shared to the target group.
Strong internal control system is an important precondition for sound financial and control management in any organization and a preventive measure to reduce corruption risks. Internal audit function play an important role in evaluating the institution's internal control system, contributing to the improvement of existing controls and / or introducing additional controls within the institution.
The project received development cooperation financing from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia in 2019.
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