Stefano Caiello

Spoken language Italian

Senior consultant with more than 22 years of experience in the field of consultancy to public bodies and agencies, with a special focus on the coordination and management of complex services to support the management and/or control of programmes co-financed by ESI and/or national Funds.

He’s gained specific expertise in providing technical support for the preparation and transmission to the European Commission of certified statements of expenditure and payment requests in relation to their accuracy, reliability of accounting systems and verifiability of supporting documents.

In particular, he has been involved for 18 years in audits regarding control and management systems of several certifying authorities of co-financed programmes in the previous and current funding period; audits on the activities carried out by the paying and Certifying authorities in the processing and submission of interim and final payment requests to the EU Commission; control of the certifications of expenditure received and claimed for payment; audits on the reliability and efficiency of accounting systems; control of compliance with EU regulations and principles in the assessment and management of expenditure subject to certification, as well as irregularities, recovery of funds and application of interest on arrears.