In the current programming period a stronger control regime with the focus on effective financial management and control system was established. One of the requirements of this financial management and control system 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 European Commission, managing, certifying, audit authorities and intermediate bodies have to prepare the Assurance Package and to provide all included documents to the European Commission by 15 February of the next accounting year.
Certifying authority is challenged to submit annual accounts, based on certified payment applications, conducted by the managing authority during the accounting year. Accounts shall be accompanied by the management declaration and annual summary of the final audit reports and of the controls carried out – this is the responsibility of the managing authority. Finally, the audit authority has to submit the annual control report and opinion of an independent audit body drawn up in accordance with internationally accepted audit standards.
A very clear division of tasks, smooth communication and efficient interplay between the involved authorities are crucial for the successful and accurate submission of all the documents of the Assurance Package to the European Commission.
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