Alpha Kécouta Seck

Alpha Kécouta Seck

Magistrate, Advisor

Cour des comptes du Sénégal (Senegal Court of Audit)

Alpha holds a master’s degree in public law and an advanced studies diploma in decentralization law and management of local authorities, all from the Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis. He graduated from the Centre de Formation Judiciaire du Sénégal in 2011, and also received training from the École Régionale Supérieure de la Magistrature on the OHADA (Organization for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa) Uniform Acts in 2013. For ten years, he served in turn as a correctional and commercial judge, a family court judge and an examining magistrate.

He joined the Cour des comptes du Sénégal, the country’s supreme audit institution, in March 2021 as a Magistrate, Advisor, in the Local Authorities Chamber of the Court.

He has taken several training courses offered by the Cour des comptes on performance auditing and applied that knowledge in the context of an annual assessment of a funding program for local authorities called Pacasen (Programme d'Appui aux Communes et aux Agglomérations du Sénégal).

My goals for the Fellowship

I intend to make the most of the opportunity the Fellowship presents me to benefit from the tools and methodology of performance auditing. I am also interested in techniques for examining and understanding the accounts of public organizations, financial analysis and greater mastery of advanced IT tools.

The impact I hope to make as a graduate Fellow

With the experience and knowledge I acquire, I plan to carry out an initial performance audit on entities falling within the scope of the Local Authorities Chamber. I will also share my experience with other colleagues, to stimulate a new dynamic focused on performance auditing in accordance with the Court's Strategic Plan.