Closure and Risks management

Organising the closure in an efficient manner and preparing risks based verification methodology

3-day face-to-face Seminar 13-15 March in Roma

Based on the best practices and recent Guidance, to get ready for final closure of 2014-2020 based on Reasonable Assurance and to integrate all the novelties of 2021-27 Risk-based Verification Methodology, we will focus on:

  • indicators at programme and project levels
  • data from Beneficiaries and reporting content
  • treatment of irregularities (PP, State aid, eligibilty…)
  • risks assessment and sampling methods
  • non-functioning operations
  • non eligible projects and expenditures
  • phasing out of projects between 2 programmes
  • Specific checks for Financial Instruments
  • Audit opinions.
    • Overview of MDA and annual closures: the new control processes and key success conditions
    • Obtaining the necessary confirmations for a reliable MDA
    • Elements of the new verification work
    • Calculation of the TER and obtaining reasonable assurance
    • Dealing with specific challenges of fraud: PP & State Aid, conflict of interest…
  • Risks and risks factors
  • Sampling of operations and payment claims
  • Specific cooperation with Audit Authority and Audit strategy
  • Preparing an Action plan

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