To improve the administrative and technical capacities of the Provincial Local Government Units (PLGUs) in implementing the Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) Program in Region III, DILG Zambales joined other DILG Provincial Offices in Region III on the conduct the Follow-through Training on Internal Audit: Institutionalizing Key LGU Internal Control Systems through Effective Documentation on November 27-28,2018 at the Vista Marina Hotel and Resort, Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ).
The 2-day joint activity, in partnership with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), assisted the PLGUs in Region III in formulating the Baseline Assessment of Internal Control System (BAICS) of their respective provinces. Sheryll Grace Aromin, CPA, CIA, MBA, Internal Auditor IV and Ariel Dayrit, Supervising Budget and Management Specialist of DBM provided several lectures and training-workshops to help PLGUs improve their efficiency, accountability, and transparency in utilizing public funds.
The activity was attended by the Internal Control Managers and Staff of the Provincial Governments in the region – Representatives from the Internal Audit Offices, Provincial Engineering Offices, Provincial Treasury Offices and Provincial Accounting Offices. The DILG conducted series of follow-through activities on Internal Audit for the PLGUs to effectively perform their internal audit functions guided by the concepts, prescribed guidelines, standards and practices provided under the Internal Audit Manual (AIM) for Local Government Units (LGUs). The follow-through activity enabled PLGUs to further improve their skills in internal control and processes for conducting financial and operational audit.