More than 50 officers of various cooperatives completed the 3-day Audit Management Course sponsored recently by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Ilocos Norte to develop the basic competencies of the members of the audit committees of the cooperatives.
Officer In Charge Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Engr. Vic M. Ines said the training was conducted in two batches to accommodate all the representatives of 17 cooperatives in the province.
“This will help them ensure adequate and effective management and control system,” Ines said.
He said the lectures included the important elements of internal audit, review of the books of accounts and other financial records and the preparation of internal audit plan.
Senior Agrarian Reform Program Officer Remely O. Julian said the lectures were given by accounting graduates who are members of the pool of trainers of the Program Beneficiaries Development Division of DAR-Ilocos Norte.
“Aside from lectures, the participants were also given individual works,” she disclosed.
Julian added that the receptiveness of the participants was assessed through observation, group discussions, examinations and case studies with simulated exercises. (JORGE P. GUERRERO)