The role of Internal Audit

The role of Internal Audit

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.

Event date Tue 14 Dec 2021 10:00
Event Ends Tue 14 Dec 2021 11:30
Registered 1
Available places 2
Registration closes Mon 13 Dec 2021 9:00
Notes £30 to Members
Speaker Steve Parkinson
Location Zoom
Event Categories Finance Training

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

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.

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.

Earn

1 CPD point

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme

Fees

£30 to Members

Non-members £60.00

Help with Delegate’s Fees

WALC will subsidise member councils

  • Members with a budgeted income up to £15,000 will get half price for all delegates
  • Members with a budgeted income between £15,001 & £30,000 can send two for the price of one
  • Members with a budgeted income between £30,001 & £50,000 can send three for the price of two
  • Members with a budgeted income over £50,000 can send five for the price of four

Unfortunately the website cannot currently handle the free places, so if you qualify please email and we will amend any relevant invoices.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE THE AGREEMENT OF YOUR COUNCIL TO PAY THE COURSE FEE

Cancellations

Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 5 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Please read Full terms and conditions of registration

Steve Parkinson

The Parkinson Partnership LLP

Steve is a former Town Clerk and an accountant with 30 years’ experience in public and voluntary sector finance. He now specialises in delivering training and advice on VAT and finance matters for the local council sector.