Pakistan Audit & Accounts Academy (PAAA) is the supreme training institute of the department of Auditor General of Pakistan dedicated to human resource development by way of imparting training. Not only does it offer long term training for newly inducted probationary officers but it also caters to the training needs of employees of the organization in line with the changing international professional scenario.
Preparing and developing the human resource of the department of the Auditor General of Pakistan, mainly, in their profession as auditors, accountants, managers and work facilitators, to efficiently and effectively achieve the departmental objectives in the light of its training policy.
Pakistan Audit & Accounts Academy was setup at Lahore in 1962 under the control of Deputy Auditor General (T&R). In 1980 it was renamed as Pakistan Audit & Accounts Academy (PAAA) and its Regional Institutes were setup at Karachi, Islamabad and Peshawar. In December 1984, a post of Director General was created and all the three regional Institutes as well as Railway Accounts Academy Quetta were placed under the administrative charge of Director General.
The regional institutes were headed by Directors. Training centres were created in each field office to train staff up to BPS-15 while training of B-16 and above was to be done at Pakistan Audit & Accounts Academy.
In order to achieve its objectives, the PAAA performs the following functions:
- Conduct training, needs assessment.
- Develop an annual training plan for its human and physical resources and report progress of plan to the Auditor-General at a pre-determined interval.
- Cooperate with other national or international training institutions and professional bodies for achieving its overall mission.
- Train and develop its teaching faculty in the modern teaching techniques and methodology and provide them with satisfactory work environment suitable for a training institution.
Deliver training program in the following areas:
- Specialized Training Program for Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service Probationers - BPS-17
- Computer courses for secretarial staff.
- Short courses in accounting, auditing, management and computer applications, for officers in BPS-16 to BPS-21 on the following occasions:
- Changes in work methods;
- Maintenance of standards;
- Changes in equipment;
- Maintenance of capabilities;
- Changes in work codes, legislation or standards; and
- Special limited time executive assignments.