Director General of the Audit and Control Section of the Ministry of Finance of The Slovak Republic
Vladimíra Zacharidesová, born Gališová, is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Economics in Bratislava. After studying at the university, she worked for 5 years as an internal auditor of the European Union’s pre-accession funds in the SAPARD agency and later after Slovakia’s accession to the European Union she worked as an internal auditor within the Agricultural Paying Agency.
Since January 1, 2021, she has been the General Director of the Audit and Control Section of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic. Prior to that, since 2008, she has worked as the Director of the Planning and Methodology Department within the Audit and Control Section of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic.
She was responsible for the preparation and the whole legislative process of Act no. 357/2015 Coll. on Financial Control and Audit and on Amendments to Certain Acts, as amended. The scope of her agenda covered also amendments and methodological guidance of the mentioned Act. In addition to methodological guidance of financial control and internal audit, she was also specifically devoted to the creation of procedures and methodological guidelines for the performance of government audit of state budget funds, the European Union, as well as funds provided to the Slovak Republic on the basis of international agreements, by which the Slovak Republic is bound.
At present, as the Director General, she represents the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic in negotiations with the European Commission, as well as in professional meetings at the national level in the field of audit and control. She is appointed to the position of Government Auditor of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic and is responsible for the management and leadership of the audit body. She is also a member of the teaching staff of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic and also a member of the Czech Institute of Internal Auditors.
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