Our support for audit committees

Audit committees are a vital part of an organisation, supporting good governance, strong public financial management and effective internal audit and external audit.

CIPFA considers that a dedicated and effective audit committee is important for all public sector bodies and for local government and police, key principles are set out in a CIPFA Position Statement. In addition, CIPFA has developed a range of resources to guide and support both the members of audit committee and those interacting with the committee.

Policy and research


Training and network events

CIPFA runs a regular programme of audit committee events covering roles and responsibilities, core functions and new developments impacting on the work of the committee. Regional venues provide the opportunity to network with other audit committee members. 

In-house training 

Training is also available in-house, covering a range of topics such as:

  • roles and responsibilities
  • understanding good governance
  • risk management
  • working with and supporting internal audit
  • external audit
  • counter fraud
  • reviewing the financial statements
  • practical skills.

Contact our in-house training team for more information T: 020 7543 5600.

Facilitation and advisory services

CIPFA is able to deliver a range of advisory services such as a review of committee effectiveness.

Contact our our team for more information or call T: 020 7543 5600.

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