Audit and Governance

The expectations and obligations on audit committees continue to evolve in response to governance developments and the need for Boards and governing bodies to demonstrate that they are adhering to relevant audit, assurance and risk management requirements. The Audit Committee Charter will set out the duties of the Audit Committee in areas such as internal control, internal audit, external audit, financial reporting, risk management, reporting relationships within the organisation and its interaction with other committees.

This highly interactive half day event will be of benefit to new audit committee members and those who wish to benchmark how their audit committee is functioning.

Audit Committee Member Training

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Audit Committee Member Training is a half-day workshop that is instructor led and classroom based.

Commences

28 September 2017

Application Deadline

September 2017 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

Half Day

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this half day course is €195 for Corporate Members of the Institute, €240 for others. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

The expectations and obligations on audit committees continue to evolve in response to governance developments and the need for Boards and governing bodies to demonstrate that they are adhering to relevant audit, assurance and risk management requirements. The Audit Committee Charter will set out the duties of the Audit Committee in areas such as internal control, internal audit, external audit, financial reporting, risk management, reporting relationships within the organisation and its interaction with other committees.

This highly interactive half day event will be of benefit to new audit committee members and those who wish to benchmark how their audit committee is functioning.

Who is this for?

This course will be of benefit to new audit committee members and those who wish to benchmark how their audit committee is functioning.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Audit Committee as part of the governance and assurance systems with organisations;
  • Review and consider the essential features of effective audit committees;
  • Examine the specific responsibilities of the audit committee;
  • Consider the key elements of the annual audit committee work programme;
  • Have a greater understanding of the legal, regulatory and professional obligations for audit committees.
Course Content

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Role and responsibilities of Audit Committees
  • Audit Committee charters
  • Relationships with senior management, internal audit and Board
  • Audit Committee work programme
  • Risk management systems and audit oversight
  • Assurance arrangements
  • Assessing audit committee effectiveness
Other Information

This workshop can be tailored to the specific needs of individual audit committees and run in-house in organisations as required. Please email training@ipa.ie if you would like further information about customised training.

Course Leader

This course will be delivered by members of our experienced Governance Team: Noreen Fahy, Nicolas Marcoux, Kate O'Donnell, Tom Ward and Aidan Horan.

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