Accounting Officers' Clinics are designed as occasions when Accounting Officers can openly discuss public accountability matters in an informal setting and peer group. As with the first clinic in March this year, these are opportunities for Accounting Officers to debate the often conflicting challenges and the frustrations they face when it sometimes seems they are being confounded by rules and orthodoxies that constrain what their organisations are otherwise trying their best to achieve within increasingly tight budgets.
Chris Swinson was appointed Jersey's Comptroller & Auditor General in 2005. He was formerly a senior partner of BDO Stoy Hayward and President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. The author of several books on aspects of accounting and auditing, he has been Chairman the HM Treasury Audit Committee and a member of the Financial Reporting Council. In 2006 was appointed a visiting professor at the Bournemouth University's Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation delivering his inaugural lecture, 'In the Shadow of Enron', in April of that year.
Other contributors to the Clinic on the 8th September will be the Northern Ireland Comptroller & Auditor General, Kieran Donnelly, and Bryan Whalley who will also be known to many as the leader of the Forum's Public Accountability and Governance seminars.
For more information contact Roger Bradley, (T) 02890 347400.