Continuous Professional Development via Short Courses
Continuous Professional Development is the process of maintaining, improving and broadening the knowledge and skills in professionals. Keeping in line with this requirement, the Auditor General’s organisation also makes a conscious effort to improve professional competence through imparting training in relevant areas of auditing and accounting. The Pakistan Audit & Accounts Academy and its regional offices are committed to assist the department in achieving the goal of professional up-gradation of its members.
Annual Training Plan
The salient features of the Annual plan can be summarized as:
• Demands from field offices adjusted in the plan
• Core courses incorporated
• Courses on new and emerging areas included on topics like MTBF, Forensic Audit, Fraud and Corruption, Environment Audit etc.
• PIFRA-related courses such as NAM, FAM, ACL, IS Auditing and SAP R/3 also made an integral part of the plan.
A lot of emphasis is placed on conducting courses on various topics to enhance understanding of officers of the department. Separate trainings are conducted for BS 17-18 and for BS 19-20 officers depending upon their job requirements. Courses were even conducted for senior management of BS 21, since the Auditor General of Pakistan believes in imparting skill based knowledge to all levels of employees. Being a professional service, Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service needs to continuously update its capacity to conduct work professionally.
There are two class-rooms available at the Institute. One is a U shaped class with a capacity of 36 participants and a Conference Room which is used for official meetings, extension lectures and also for short courses etc. The Conference Room is equipped with multimedia and public address system.