This programme will cover:
• the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee: its constitutional position and its role within government departments and arm's length public bodies;
• the relationship between, and the respective roles of, the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee, the Accounting Officer and the Board (or other governing authority);
• the committee's role in relation to financial reporting and the governance statement;
• the committee's role in relation to risk management and anti-fraud measures;
• the respective contributions of internal and external audit;
• the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee's challenge function, including reference to case examples where the committee's approach could have been more robust;
• DFP's Audit & Risk Assurance Committee Handbook together with other relevant guidance;
• observations regarding good practice.
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).