Public Accountability and Governance - Audit & Risk Committees

March 13 2019

This half day seminar examines and reviews the role of the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee in providing assurance, independent of the executive, on risk management, governance and internal control.

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;
  • DoF's Audit & Risk Assurance Committee Handbook together with other relevant guidance;
  • Observations regarding good practice.

Steve Mungavin, Former Head of CIPFA Northern Ireland will present the seminar which includes a contribution from the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO).


A light lunch will be available immediately following the session.
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Car parking is very limited at Clare House, so please use the overflow carpark at B&Q, which is approx 8mins walk from Clare House.