Public Accountability and Governance for Senior Managers

March 09 2016

The programme will cover:

• 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.

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