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Task Force on INTOSAI Auditor Professionalization  (TFIAP)



In 2016 the INTOSAI Governing Board established the Task-force on INTOSAI Auditor Professionalisation (TFIAP) to do development work on the concepts of auditor competence in INTOSAI

The two key deliverables that the TFIAP committed to produce in the period 2016 to 2019, the updated competency framework and the new guide on pathways for professional development, are now available. Please find them here:

INTOSAI Competency Framework revised

Guide – Pathways for Professional Development of Auditors in SAIs

Please also find the TFIAP report to the CBC steering committee 2019 here:

TFIAP dashboard report to CBC SC 2019

And the final external research on professional pathways:

Final report sent to GIZ_27-11-2018

In the period 2020 to 2022 the TFIAP will focus on three areas of work:

  • Developing three professional pronouncements on auditor competence for inclusion in the INTOSAI Framework of Professional pronouncements (IFPP)
  • Providing access to competency profiles for positions other than audit in a SAI
  • Supporting the revision of the CBC guide on human resource management practices.

TFIAP journey timeline

Please find it here: TFIAP Journey timeline

On-going Activities

Virtual task-force meeting – 25 June 2020


Minutes of meeting: TFIAP final – Consolidated notes for 25 June meeting PDF


The TFIAP chair will be available for one-on-one engagements to help members to catch up with the work of the TFIAP or prepare for the meeting of 25th of June, if required.

Agenda: TFIAP Agenda 25 June 2020

Guide on how to use Ms Teams: How to join a Team meeting guide

Meeting pack

Letter to TFIAP members_22May’20

1. Letter to FIPP_Feb2020

2. Project Proposal

3. Analysis of comperency references

4. Auditor Competence_concept examples

5(a). Final research report_FPO_Nov’18

5(b). TFIAP summary_research conclusions and action steps

TFIAP_members_22 May’20





Auditor of the Future

1. SAI South-Africa case study

Concept Document

Detail Unpacking of Concept

Related articles

Focus/month: The chartered accountant of the future: 

2. Global Audit Leadership Forum (GALF) – 2015

Adithi Pandit submission (GALF 2015)

PWC submission (GALF 2015)

SAI New Zealand submission (GALF 2015)

SAI South-Africa submission (GALF 2015)

Concluding statement (GALF 2015)

Video links

Developing pathways for professional development of auditors in a SAI

(Please note that this video is 14 MB and may take time to download/view)



Competency Framework



Please find the membership list of TFIAP here:

TFIAP Membership list 2020


Chair of Task Force

Mr Jan van Schalkwyk


Executive in the Auditor-General’s office • Auditor-General of South Africa
Tel: +27(0)12 422 9823 • Fax: +27(0)12 426 8257 • Mobile: +27(0)82 376 2246 •

Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA)
P.O. Box 446
Pretoria 0001
South Africa. E-mail:


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