Training held to enhance staff capacity on audit mechanism

Training held to enhance staff capacity on audit mechanism

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) held a three-day training workshop for its officials on internal audit in an attempt to improve its auditing mechanism and enhance the staff capacity.

The training session was arranged with the financial and technical assistance of USAID and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Mobilization (KPRM) at a local hotel from Dec 24 to Dec 26 with 20 officials of the KPRA belonging to Audit and Administration and Human Resources departments in attendance.

Speaking during the session, Additional Collector KPRA (South) Kamran Khattak said it was a much-needed exercise for the officers of KPRA as they had not received such training since joining the authority.

According to him, the training would help officers use latest techniques practiced in modern auditing and internal controls for efficiently utilising the existing staff of the KPRA.

USAID-KPRM Deputy Chief Muhammad Yasir appreciated the KPRA management for their interest and efforts to improve the authority’s internal controls and processes.

“USAID-KPRM is committed to assist KPRA in improving its organisational and human resource capacities through different interventions including capacity building initiatives — which are intended to support KPRA in improving its performance and ultimately taxpayer facilitation.”

The training sessions were conducted by the former president of the Institute of Internal Auditors Pakistan, Masood Pervaiz, along with other auditing experts.

The presentations given during the three-day training were based on internal audit planning and its stages, risk mitigation, communication, monitoring activities and different internal audit controls techniques.

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