Annual Accounts and Accompanying Documents of the Assurance Package

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Get Ready for February 2018!

Interactive Workshop

26-27 October 2017 | Brussels

If you have any questions regarding the programme or you would like to get any additional information, please contact Anya Zuschke.


In the current programming period a stronger control regime with the focus on effective financial management and control system was established.

One of the new elements is the twelve-month accounting year, which starts on 1 July and ends on 30 June (except for the first accounting period). According to the requirements of the EC, managing, certifying, audit authorities and intermediate bodies have to prepare the Assurance Package and to provide all included documents to the EC by 15 February of the next accounting year.

Certifying authority is challenged to submit annual accounts, based on certified payment applications, conducted by managing authority during the accounting year. Accounts shall be accompanied by a management declaration and an annual summary of the final audit reports and of controls carried out. This is the responsibility of the managing authority. The accounts and the summary shall be accompanied by an annual control report and opinion of an independent audit body drawn up in accordance with internationally accepted audit standards.


The two-day intensive workshop focuses on the following topics:
  • New requirements and obligations of respective authorities on preparing and submitting assurance package in 2014-2020
  • Payment applications and annual accounts
  • Management verifications: role of managing authority/intermediate body in conducting payment applications
  • How to draw up payment application
  • Difficulties of certifying payment application and submitting it to the EC
  • How to draw up annual accounts and submit to the EC
  • Audit of annual accounts
  • How to conduct annual summary and management declaration
  • Verification of annual summary and management declaration
  • How to prepare audit opinion and annual control report

Who should participate?

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of management and implementation of Operational Programmes 2014-2020, especially from:
    • Managing Authorities
    • Certifying Authorities
    • Audit Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
  • ESI Funds experts from regional and local authorities and experts involved in ETC Programme
  • Auditors controlling and auditing ESI Funds programmes and projects
  • Experts from National and regional Court of Audit
  • Experts from Institutions involved in implementation of ESI funds
  • Consultants and lawyers specialized on ESI Funds
  • Beneficiaries of EU funded projects

Workshop Material - No need to miss anything!

If you are unable to make it to the workshop you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the events. The price is € 199,- (each, excl. of VAT).
If interested, please contact  Anya Zuschke.


European Structural and Investment Funds Journal
Publication frequency: quarterly
approx. 80 pages
ISSN 21 96-82 68

Further information

Publication frequency: quarterly
Subscription: € 442,-
ISSN 16 19-52 72

Further information
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