Introduction to Audit & Risk Assurance Committees
“Brian was a very engaging trainer - high quality materials.”
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the role of the Committee, covering the areas on which the committee should focus, in particular: governance arrangements, risk management, internal control, and financial reporting.
The course is set very firmly in the central government context, and reference will be made to the current guidance on governance and financial management arrangements that apply to government departments, non-ministerial departments, NDPBs and public corporations. The trainer will identify those guidance and good practice documents that are of particular relevance for Audit and Risk Assurance Committees as well as relevant comments and pronouncements from the Public Accounts Committee.
Introduction to Audit and Risk Assurance Committees is from our Accountability & Governance series. At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisation, 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.
This course is designed for newly appointed members of departmental and ALB Audit and Risk Assurance Committees and those who need a refresher, together with executive team members who work alongside the ARAC, such as the committee secretary, those responsible for governance and internal audit staff.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the functions performed by an ARAC and the roles and responsibilities of the members and chair. This will help to enhance their confidence as members of ARACs and thus improve the performance of the Committees as a whole
10:00 - 16:00
£625 + VAT
Civil Service College, Westminster, London
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Brian has over 10 years of experience in training senior management and board members on accountability, governance and financial management.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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Legal Services Board
"Pleased with content and structure of delivery and the size of group was good."
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
"I was very impressed with the research the trainer had done on our individual organisations - made the day much more relevant."
Human Tissue Authority
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