23rd July 2024

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The Role of Internal Audit

Session leaders:
Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP
Steve is a former Town Clerk & an accountant with 30 years' experience in public sector finance, who specialises in advice & training for the local council sector.

Tim Light, Lightatouch
Tim has 29 years experience of internal audit with Hampshire County Council. A past President of the Association of Accounting Technicians, he has undertaken internal audits at parish councils for the last ten years and delivers training on related topics.

Details:

For councillors and officers that want to understand the role of the internal auditor and how to appoint one. (Please note, this is NOT a training session for people who want to undertake internal audits)

This session explains the role of the internal auditor in providing assurance to the council that it has sound financial controls.

Topics include:
• legislation and guidance
• Roles and responsibilities
• Risk management
• Internal controls
• how the council appoints an internal auditor
• Scope of internal audit
• Reviewing internal control
• Internal audit reports

Session benefits:
By the end of this session you will:
• Understand the purpose of internal audit
• Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
• Understand how a council should appoint an internal auditor
• Recognise the importance of internal controls
• Be aware of the need to review effectiveness

Instructions:

This is an interactive session, you will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop or tablet to be able to participate fully.

Your booking confirmation will contain a link to the online event. Please ensure that you log in at least 10 minutes before the session starts, make sure that your screen name includes your first and last names.

Costs:

£30 per delegate (member rate)

This page is for county associations of local councils (CALCs) to book places for their members on online training courses, which are provided by The Parkinson Partnership LLP under contract to those associations. You should only use the page if you are a CALC member of staff, or an employee of a council that has been authorised to use this booking page by your CALC.

The prices quoted are only for councils that are members of their association. Bookings made by anyone else are liable to be removed without notice or charged at double the standard rate.

Changes to booking:

The booking confirmation should have a link to allow cancellation (minimum 7 days' notice) or transfer to another date if available (24 hours' notice). Any queries relating to cancellation or transfer should be sent directly to Parkinson Partnership, not LRALC.

Dates and booking form:

See here: https://www.bookwhen.com/parkinson

Last updated: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 10:41