EASN and EFMC are jointly organizing a series of training courses on “financial management of EC projects”.
This training course will take you from the basics of the EU projects environment, all the way to mastering financial management. Special attention will be given to how you can prepare and deal with an audit, by examining common mistakes often found during the audit process and how to deal with them.
At the end of the course, you will be able to understand the methods and procedures of EU projects financial management, accurately prepare a financial report and be prepared for all aspects of an audit control.
Courses are organised in several European countries, so choose the one which is most convenient for you and enrol.
The full course takes place over 3 days:
Fundamentals of financial management
DAY 1 is an introduction to the EU projects environment. Targeting people who have never before worked on an EU project and aims to acquaint them with some basic terminology, methods and procedures. View Agenda
Preparing a financial report
DAY 2 goes into the financial aspects of projects, including the reporting principles applicable to the majority of projects. This day targets people who are aware of how the EC works but have never participated in the administrative aspects of a project (financial reporting) .
During the last part of the day, participants will be asked to fill in a cost declaration (Form C) according to documents and time-sheets which will be provided. These costs declarations will be based on real cases. Once complete, the group will check the Forms C and discuss on the errors made. Finally, different cases where the beneficiary located mistakes the costs declaration and/or in its administrative management will be presented and participants will be able to propose solutions to solve these problems. View Agenda
Mastering the audit procedure
DAY 3 will give an in-depth view of the financial aspects, focusing on non-so-common aspects and on the audit procedure.
During the last session of the day, participants will be challenged as if they are in the situation of an on-the spot audit. When you think that all documents are already prepared, auditors will ask for additional information! Participants will see that the management of an audit greatly depends on the general situation (Type of organisation, model of cost declaration, documents already provided, audit well prepared…). Finally, different audits reports will be presented based on real cases, on which each participant will have to find the potential remedies or recourses following the findings and/or the recommendations given in the Final Audit Report and in the Letter of Conclusion. View Agenda
The Courses are designed for those involved in the EU projects environment and wish to hone their management skills. Everyone who goes through the training course has to gain throughout the course study, assignments, and case studies.
Are you new to the EU projects environment and want to know all about it? The full 3-day course is for you.
Are you new to this environment and only need to prepare your financial reports without errors?Learn how to do so attending Days 1 and 2 of the program.
You know your ABC but would like to learn how to correctly prepare your financial reports and check the financial reports of your partners?Day 2 will cover this for you.
Are you relatively experienced in financial reporting but would like to fill in some missing gaps and make sure that you are well prepared for an audit?Days 2 and 3 is what you need.
Do you have experience in financial reporting since you have participated in several projects (also coordinated a few of them) and you are confident that you know your way around the financial aspects? Just need to ensure that you'll have no surprises during an audit?Day 3 should cover it.
Annotated Model Grant Agreement: Under H2020, the legal basis is part of the Grant Agreement. This document covers all the different grants.
Guide to Financial Issues relating to FP7 Indirect Actions: This is the most important document which is the legal basis for the auditors.
Guidance Notes for Beneficiaries and Auditors: For your preparation of Certificates on the Financial Statements and on the Methodology.
Common errors identified in cost claims: Note for beneficiaries in FP7.
1Fully Booked - Waiting list available
2Limited Seats Available
Upon request and provided that there is sufficient audience, we can organise a course in your country and tailored to your specific needs. Feel free to contact us and make your proposal.
After 10 years in the private sector as SME manager, Raphael de Vivans decided to join the European Commission as an external auditor for the DG RTD. For 3 years, he was in charge of on-the-spot controls of beneficiaries to ensure that their accounting and recording systems comply with the financial requirements of the RTD contract. He was verifying that costs charged by contractors complied with the RTD contract. He was in charge of the evaluation of audit findings and was proposing changes as necessary in systems, procedures and financial aspects of the RTD contract. He audited public and private companies, Universities, Small and Medium size Enterprises or non-profit organisations allover Europe. During these 3 years, he realised that many beneficiaries had difficulties with the rules of the European contracts. Many of them are looking for support when they have to face administrative & financial issues in the management of their projects and to face an audit carried out by the European Commission services.
Mojca is an experienced Senior consultant, who as a member of the EFMC team plays an integral role in contributing to the successful execution of client engagements and building the company's reputation for quality service.
Her core competence lies in EU, FP7 & H2020 grants’ consultancy services and financial training coordination. Being a former member of Budget Committee in the Council, a chairperson during Slovenian Presidency 2008 and a lecturer at the Sciences Po Paris (master course "Financing EU"), Mojca shares her exceptional experience with our clients during the trainings «Financial management of EC projects – From the fundamentals to dealing with the Audit Procedures» which cover all aspects of the financial management of FP7/H2020 projects from the proposal to the ex-post audit.
Being an Auditor for the European Court of Auditors for 6 years, Mojca has audited public and private companies, SMEs, NGOs in implementation of wide variety of EU funds (Research, Structural funds, Rural development, EDF, External actions). At EFMC she is responsible for consultancy services to beneficiaries of EC Research & Innovation Grants to analyse their costs declaration and, if needed, to set up internal procedures according to the specificity of the organisation in order to comply with the FP7/H2020 grant Agreements.