ABACC-OIEA Joint Audit Course on Accounting Records for Argentine ABACC Inspectors

From May 3 to 6, 2022, the “ABACC-IAEA Joint Audit Course of Accounting Records (NSJAR)”” was held at the ABACC office in Buenos Aires at the ARN headquarters. The event was attended by 9 ABACC inspectors of Argentine nationality as well as by 2 employees of ABACC from the Buenos Aires office. The topics of this course covered a theoretical part of the concepts of nuclear material accounting, the content and format of the accounting reports prepared by the National Authorities and their submission deadlines, and the presentation of the supporting documentation models and joint ABACC/IAEA audit procedures. The last two days of the course were devoted to practicing the use of Joint Audit Software (NSJAR) in a series of simulated audits. An IAEA safeguards inspector and ABACC’s Nuclear Material Accounting and Control Officers participated as instructors.