Public Accountability and Governance for Senior Managers

September 24 2015

For a reservie list registration please contact the CEF office on 028 9034 7400 or email Thank you.

This half-day seminar targets members of the senior management team who support the chief executive in his or her accounting officer role: heads of finance and audit functions and, more generally, others who direct operations and otherwise determine the ways in which an organisation discharges its functions.

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

The programme covers:

  • developments in corporate governance in central government;
  • accountability and responsibility: the personal responsibilities of the Accounting Officer (AO), and the obligation on the part of the senior management team to support the AO and to ensure that high standards of governance are carried through to the organisation and, where appropriate, its arm's length bodies (ALBs);
  • principles applying to the stewardship of public funds;
  • regularity, propriety and the proper conduct of public business;
  • key sources of guidance including recently published material;
  • the scrutiny role of the Northern Ireland Audit Office; and
  • the work of the Stormont Public Accounts Committee.

The delegate fee for this seminar is £200 + vat.

A finger buffet lunch will be available during the session.

To reserve a place on this seminar please click on the 'Register' button above and complete an online booking form.