Public Accountability and Governance for Audit Committees

September 27 2012

These sessions examine and review the role of audit committees in providing assurance independent of the executive on risk management, governance and internal control.

This programme covers:

  • The Audit Committee, its constitutional role within Government departments and arm's length public bodies;
  • The relationship between and the respective roles of the Audit Committee, the accounting officer and the board or other governing authority;
  • Financial reporting and the Statement of Internal Control (with reference also to Governance Statements)
  • Internal and external audit - their roles and relationship;
  • The Audit Committee and its constructive challenge function;
  • The management of risk and dealing with fraud;
  • HM Treasury's Audit Committee Handbook;
  • Current accounting issues; and
  • A case study.

Brian Whalley, an independent consultant and acknowledged expert in this area, presents these seminars which include a contribution from the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO).

The fee for these seminars is £200 + VAT.


House of Commons Public Accounts Committee
Northern Ireland Assembly Public Accounts Committee
Department of Finance and Personnel
DFP Accountability and Accountancy Services Division
Northern Ireland Audit Office
HM Treasury: Governance and Risk Management
HM Treasury: Audit Committee Handbook
HM Treasury: Fraud Reports and Guidance

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