Improving Audit Committee Effectiveness

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The Audit & Risk Assurance Committee plays a significant role in scrutinising the practices of organisations. It is therefore vital that those who are part of Audit Committees understand what membership entails and how they can personally help maximise its impact.

This course looks at improving Audit Committee effectiveness and is designed to enhance the skills needed by members to effectively play their part in making the governance of their organisation as robust as possible. Participants will also benefit from being able to discuss and share any concerns they have as well as voice their own perspectives and ideas.

Improving Audit Committee Effectiveness allows those with experience of ARACs to discuss their present mode of operation, to raise questions, to discuss best practice elsewhere, and to learn about recent developments.

Improving Audit Committee Effectiveness is a speciality in-house course within our Accountability & Governance series. At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each participant gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible. 

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes


Key Training Features:

  • Effective relationship building between the Accounting Officer, audit committee and other key parties
  • Organisation and structure of meetings
  • Membership of the committee
  • Making audit committees as effective as possible and how accounting officers, auditors and the NAO can work together

This training course will be delivered by an experienced Chair of ARAC in a roundtable discussion format so that delegates can openly discuss any concerns that they may have regarding their own committee. This will be conducted under Chatham House rules.

Who Can Attend:

New and practising members of the Audit and Risk Committees.

Learning Outcomes:

Members will be able to maximise the effectiveness of their audit committee as a team and optimise outcomes.



09:30 - 13:00


Available to be delivered In-House. Contact us for a quotation.


Face to face or virtual

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