Task Force on INTOSAI Auditor Professionalization (TFIAP)
In February 2014 the INTOSAI Finance and Administration Committee set up a task group under the leadership of the INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee to explore – together with the IDI, PSC, other INTOSAI structures and identified SAIs – the concept, feasibility and options for INTOSAI undertaking a process for the certification of auditors.
Discussion on the development of professionalization pathways
This video expands on the process flow for professional development that was developed during the first TFIAP meeting in Brasilia, early in 2017. The process flow has also been reworked and will now be contained in the guide on “Developing pathways for professionalization of auditors in a Supreme Audit Institution” (video coming soon).
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TASK FORCE ON INTOSAI AUDITOR PROFESSIONALIZATION (TFIAP)
Introduction and background
In 2014 the former Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) of INTOSAI requested the CBC to lead a FAC task group to research certification and other key aspects of professional development in INTOSAI, which at the end of that year resulted in a White Paper on Professional Development in INTOSAI, with a number of recommendations. Arising from the White Paper, the 2014 Governing Board requested the task group to conduct more detailed research on professionalisation and to develop a competency framework for possible piloting within the INTOSAI community in the long term.
At XXII INCOSAI in December 2016, the Governing Board adopted two key outputs produced by the task group:
- a Position Paper on Enabling mechanisms required to facilitate and structure professional development at SAI level, and
- a Competency Framework for public sector audit professionals
Furthermore, the Governing Board approved that the FAC task group be disbanded and replaced with a Task Force on INTOSAI Auditor Professionalization (TFIAP) under the CBC given the committee’s strategic objective to ‘strengthen structured INTOSAI professional development as an anchor for professional capacity development and potential INTOSAI auditor professionalization’.
The mandate given to the TFIAP was to continue researching enabling mechanisms required to facilitate and structure professional development in INTOSAI, and to utilise the competency framework as a basis for further discussion and refinement of the concepts related to professional development in order to provide INTOSAI with a set of professional pronouncements on auditor competence in the next three to six years, including the development of specific professional development options.
Strategic concept for the TFIAP 2017-19
The CBC secretariat has developed a “TFIAP Strategic outline 2016-2019” to guide the work of the task force. This document has been finalised during the second meeting of the TFIAP in Washington during September 2017. Over and above that, the TFIAP has also developed a “Roadmap towards 2019 INCOSAI” as a more current reflection of its work-plans and proposed deliverables, which was considered during the 2018 Stockholm meeting of the task force. Lastly, the CBC Steering Committee has also approved the terms of reference of the task force during its 2018 meeting in Kuwait.
Auditor of the Future
1. SAI South-Africa case study
Detail Unpacking of Concept
Focus/month: The chartered accountant of the future: http://www.accountancysa.org.za/wordpress/focus-month-the-chartered-accountant-of-the-future/
2. Global Audit Leadership Forum (GALF) – 2015
Invitation to become a member of the TFIAP
Letters to invite INTOSAI members to join the TFIAP until the next INTOSAI Congress in 2019 have been sent out in April 2017. Anybody that is interested in joining the work of this task force, can make contact with email@example.com.
FOURTH TASK FORCE MEETING – 6 and 7 NOVEMBER 2018
On 6-7 November 2018 the task force will have its fourth meeting, this time at the European Court of Audit in Luxembourg.
Meeting agenda (coming soon):
The meeting will deal with three key topics:
- Reviewing the latest draft of the guide on “Developing pathways for professionalization of auditors in a Supreme Audit Institution” with a view to allow this document to go out for comment to the broader INTOSAI community. See attachment.
- Reviewing the outcome of research that will feed into creating a roadmap towards the development / adoption of INTOSAI professional pronouncements on auditor competence, as committed to in the previous TFIAP meeting. A copy of the research approach has been attached.
- Reviewing progress made with the development of competencies for SAIs with Jurisdictional Responsibilities. See attachment showing the slides used during the last meeting of the Forum of SAIs with Jurisdictional Responsibilities in Chile, as the latest update.
Key documents and reports
Please find below relevant TFIAP documentation:
Draft guide on developing professionalization pathways (video – coming soon)
“Explaining the INTOSAI Competency Framework”
“Developing professionalization pathways – a brief introduction”
(video – coming soon)
“Discussing the concepts related to the development of professionalization pathways”
(video – coming soon)
Professionalisation Success Stories
Thoughts About the Auditor of the Future
Please find the membership list of TFIAP here:
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
South Africa. E-mail: IR@agsa.co.za.
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