Introduction to Audit & Risk Assurance Committees
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It is crucial that newly appointed Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Members are fully inducted into their new roles, and that practising Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Members keep their understanding of the committee's functions up to date and relevant in order for the Committee to function as effectively as possible.
Part of our Accountability and Governance series, this course provides a comprehensive introduction to the role of the Committee in relation to governance, risk, internal control and financial management. It also clearly establishes the committee’s role firmly in the central government context, with reference to the governance and financial management arrangements that apply to government departments, non-ministerial departments, NDPBs and public corporations.
Introduction to Audit and Risk Assurance Committees is an introductory course for committee members, and is continually updated to ensure that the course leader uses case studies and content that reflects the current, real-life scenarios that are affecting the Committees.
This course on Introduction to Audit & Risk Assurance Committees is designed for members of departmental and ALB Audit and Risk Assurance Committees, as well as executive team members who work with the ARAC, such as committee secretary and internal audit staff.
Participants will gain a better understanding of the function of an ARAC and the roles and responsibilities of their membership. This will help to enhance their confidence as members of ARACs and thus improve the performance of the Committees as a whole.
10:00 - 16:15
£595 + VAT
St James’s Park, London
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Bill has significant first-hand experience in the public sector across central government, Arms Length Bodies, Police, local government and NHS Foundation Trusts. He has advised on reporting for the Intelligence and Security Committee and has appeared at the Public Accounts Committee.Read Bio
Bill has significant first-hand experience in the public sector across central government, Arms Length Bodies, Police, local government and NHS Foundation Trusts. He has advised on reporting for the Intelligence and Security Committee and has appeared at the Public Accounts Committee.
He brings the practical knowledge and application of governance and accountability across different tiers of government and public sector bodies.
A qualified public sector accountant (CPFA) with additional qualifications from CIMA and an MBA.
With over 10 years of experience in training senior management and board members, Brian is one of the most experienced and authoritative trainers in accountability, governance and financial management in the UK.Read Bio
Brian regularly provides induction and board development programmes for non-executive board members of government departments, executive agencies, Non-departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and public corporations. He has run programmes for over 100 Non-Departmental Public Bodies, and other Arm's Length Bodies, and is experienced in working in all UK jurisdictions.
Brian has written guidance material on numerous governance topics such as the management of conflicts of interest, as well as a guide to working in central government for newly appointed non-executive board members of government departments.
On an international level, Brian has delivered programmes on accountability, governance and financial management in Macedonia, Abu Dhabi, Russia, Hungary, Poland and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Brian is a qualified management accountant (ACMA), has a teaching qualification, and holds an MA in Management Learning.
‘A Guide to Propriety for RDA Board Members’, Department of Trade and Industry
‘Working in Government: A Guide for Non-executive Board Members of Government Departments’, Cabinet Office
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