CIPFA Internal Audit Update


Event summary

This year’s CIPFA internal audit seminar focuses on major areas where internal auditors can add value and support their organisational objectives. The seminar will examine key areas of risk for public sector organisations, including financial resilience, commercialisation and cyber security and demonstrate how internal auditors can provide assurance and add value. Subscribers to the Better Governance Forum can use a pre-paid place to attend.


29 November 2017
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00


CIPFA Mansell Street
77 Mansell Street
E1 8AN
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Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£290.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The seminar will cover major themes for internal audit plans in 2018/19 including financial resilience, commercialisation and cyber security. Expert speakers will examine some of the challenges facing public sector organisations and identify key areas for internal audit assurance. The seminar will also provide an overview of other current developments and risks to support the internal audit planning process.

A representative of the Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board will provide an update on the work of the Board and current developments in internal audit standards and professional practice. There will also be an update on the revisions to CIPFA’s position statement on audit committees and accompanying guidance

Who should attend?

Internal auditors in the public services will benefit from this seminar, especially audit managers and heads of audit with a responsibility for audit planning and professional standards.

How you will benefit

The seminar will provide support for the planning of audit work in 2018 by outlining key risk areas in the sector. The updates on professional issues will also help auditors ensure conformance with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards and improve their audit committee arrangements.

Key sessions at the event include:

  • Auditing commercial strategies, Gurpreet Dulay BDO
  • Auditing financial resilience, Cliff Dalton CIPFA
  • Internal audit standards update, Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board
  • Cyber security and the internal auditor, Linda Mills National Audit Office
  • Internal audit planning for 2018, Keeley Lund CIPFA
  • Audit committees in local governance and police, Diana Melville CIPFA


  • Audit
  • / Governance
  • / Internal audit
  • / Local government
  • / Police

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Speaker - Diana Melville, Governance Advisor, Better Governance Forum (BGF)

Diana Melville

Diana is the lead advisor for the CIPFA Better Governance Forum. She is a CIPFA-qualified accountant and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Speaker - Cliff Dalton, Head of Local Government, CIPFA

Cliff Dalton

Cliff is a qualified CIPFA accountant and shared service practitioner. He is CIPFA's head of local government, representing the Institute and shaping policy voice, position statements and speaking at events on local government and transformation issues. Cliff has also worked for 20 years in local government.