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

Annual Training Plan is fully designed keeping in view the professional requirement of the field Audit/Accounts offices. Efforts are made to equip human resource of the department of the Auditor General of Pakistan with new Audit techniques and concepts. Guidelines provided by the Auditor General of Pakistan are compatible with auditing and accounting functions. Trainings in the core areas of NAM, FAM, SAP R/3 and ACL as well as demands of office-specific courses from various field audit and accounts offices are also given due consideration while preparing the 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. 

Training Facilities

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.

PAAA, Lahore-Calendar 2016 - 17

July 2016                                    Duration
1. Official Correspondence 02 Days
2. Audit of Fraud & Corruption 03 Days
August 2016  
3. Team & Time Management 02 Days
4. Procurement under PPRA 03 Days
5. Budgeting under MTBF 02 Days
September 2016  
6. Audit of Works 03 Days
7. Certification Audit 02 Days
8. New Accounting Model (NAM) 02 Days
October 2016  
9. Communication Skills 02 Days
10. Report Writing 02 Days
11. Analysis of Financial Statements 03 Days
November 2016  
12. Internal Controls/ Audit Standards for Public Sector 02 Days
13. Environment Audit 03 Days
14. Receipt Audit 03 Days
15. Strategic Public Finance (CIPFA-1) 03 Days
December 2016  
16. Forensic Audit 03 Days
17. Capacity Building of Officers 03 Days
18. Crash/ Intensive Program for Skill Development of Officials 02 Days
19. Strategic Case Study (CIPFA-2) 03 Days
January 2017  
20. Income Tax Laws 03 Days
21. Refresher Course on FAM 03 Days
22. Stress Management 02 Days
23. Taxation (CIPFA-3) 03 Days
February 2017  
24. Project Auditing 03 Days
25. Working Paper Kit 02 Days
26. Workshop on QMF 02 Days
27. Public Service Financial Reporting (CIPFA-4) 03 Days
March 2017  
28. Introduction to Sales Tax Laws and Federal Excise Duties (FED) 03 Days
29. Performance Audit 02 Days
30. Course for inductees in to IDC cadre 22 Days
31. Audit of Banks 03 Days
32. Business and Change Management (CIPFA-5) 03 Days
April 2017  
33. Course For Drawing and Disbursing Officers 03 Days
34. Code of Ethics 02 Days
35. Sectoral Guidelines 03 Days
36. Conflict Management 02 Days
37. Corporate Governance(CIPFA-6) 03 Days
38. Financial Management (CIPFA-7) 03 Days
May 2017  
39. Audit of Debt Management 02 Days
40. Audit of Disaster related Aid 03 Days
41. Negotiation Skills 03 Days
42. Decision Making 02 Days