Supporting the Accounting Officer
Supporting the Accounting Officer is a in-house course within our popular Accountability & Governance series. At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate 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 highly practical programme is designed to appeal to senior leadership teams in Executive Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Non-Ministerial Departments and unclassified public bodies, and provides an update on current developments in public accountability (including the role of the Accounting or Accountable Officer), governance requirements for ALBs, recently issued guidance and amendments to Managing Public Money, and current policy regarding the relationship between ALBs and their sponsor department.
Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of:
We will describe in detail the role of an ALB accounting Officer with particular emphasis on the need for reliable assurance and the role of senior managers in supporting the Accounting Officer(particularly with regard to setting the tone and establishing a culture of compliance).
The course will also cover current parliamentary expectations regarding the proper conduct of public business (incorporating regularity and propriety) including illustrations and case studies based on organisations who have failed to comply with the standards expected of central government bodies, recent pronouncements from Parliament and the NAO relating to ALB governance; and newly issued guidance relating to ALB governance and accountability.
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10:00 - 16:00
Offered to single client organisations. Please contact us for a quotation
This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.Enquire
Bill has first-hand experience in the public sector from central and local government, ALBs, police and NHS Foundation Trusts. He has advised on reporting for the Intelligence & 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
Civil Service College can deliver In-House training within your organisation that is exactly tailored to meet your individual training requirements.
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