IAA concludes Validation of Policies, Procedures -commits to improving efficiency across Government
The Internal Audit Agency (IAA) has vowed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the processes of Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) of the Government of Liberia.
Speaking at the official Validation Ceremony of its Policies and Procedure documents over the weekend in Gompa City, Nimba County, the Director General of the IAA, David Kemah, described the gathering as a milestone achievement not just for the IAA, but the entire country.
Director General Kemah conveyed special appreciation to the development partners for the support thus far, as well as, other integrity institutions like the General Auditing Commission and the Public Procurement and Concession Commission for being present at the validation exercise.
Mr. Kemah emphasized that auditors are people of facts who are required to provide relevant information that help clients to do the right things. Thus, the validation of various Policies and Procedures that seek to provide guidance for government entities in the discharge of their mandates.
The Director General further emphasized the need for more training of auditors to improve their capacity to deliver quality services that add value to the activities of client entities.
He disclosed that his leadership will endeavor to source support from partners particularly for the professional qualification of internal auditors. He named those professional qualifications to include: the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exams, the Chartered Accountant (CA) exams, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exams, the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) exams, among others.
Meanwhile, some of the Policies and Procedures that were validated include: the IAA’s five-year Strategic Plan, the National Compliance Checklist for all public entities, the National Scorecard template and the Internal Auditing Manual. Other documents validated include: the IAA’s Regulations, the Audit Procedures and Operational Manual, the Financial Procedures Manual, the Human Resources Manual, among others.