11 October 2016, Riddel Hall Belfast
Welcome to the CIPFA NI Annual Conference 2016 from:
Máirtin Ó Muilleoir MLA, Minister, Department of Finance, Northern Ireland Executive
Chaired by Ian Parsley, Owner, Ultonia Communications and Public Relations and Communications Consultant
Manchester United - A Success Story in Public Service Collaboration
Devolution of powers is not restricted to the celtic nations. In 2015, Greater Manchester was proclaimed ‘Officially the Most Exciting Place in the UK!' (The Guardian).
A not very quiet revolution has been taking place in one of Europe’s most famous cities.
The leadership necessary to align the public services of this massive city is an inspirational tale of public service collaboration and ingenuity at its best.
Mike Owen, CEO, Bury Council
Welcome to the student stream from CIPFA Student Network NI rep
Game of the Economy
NI Screen will provide an insight into the film industry in NI and the impact it has had on our economy.
Neil Vincent, Head of Training and Consultancy, CIPFA
Finance Business Partnering
What is the formal definition of a business partner and what are the skills required? In this session, CIPFA will provide the answers. Find out how you can develop and formally recognise business partners in your business and maximise their impact.
Understanding Outcomes - a 30 Minute Guide
A description of what outcomes mean and what the new approach could mean for public financial management.
Alan Bermingham, Policy and Technical Manager, CIPFA
Empowerment comes in a can.
This session offers students the opportunity to reflect on the importance of attitude and mindset in pursuing a successful career.
Co-producing Public Services
Tony Bovaird, Professor of Public Management and Governance, University of Birmingham
Brexit: A Reflection
On 23 June 2016 the people of the UK voted to leave the EU. The consequences of that vote are not yet fully known. CIPFA’s CEO summarises the events leading up to the UK’s historic Brexit vote and explores the drivers behind the vote. Rob also explores the likely impact of Brexit upon our public services and our public finances. As a former CEO of the UK Border Agency, Rob is also well placed to offer views on the practical consequences for the devolved administrations of the vote.
Rob Whiteman, CIPFA CEO
Lunch and Exhibition
Senior Managers' Stories
CIPFA President, Brian Roberts, and Chief Executive, Rob Whiteman, join a panel of senior managers from across the public and private sectors to talk about where they are now, how they got there, and what they’d do differently if they were qualifying today.
Brian Roberts FCPFA, Director of Corporate Resources, Leicestershire County Council
Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, CIPFA
Dr Daniel McConnell, Partner, Deloitte
Catherine McFarland, Director of Finance, Audit and Assurance, NI Housing Executive
The role of charities in our changing society
Details of session coming soon
Andrew Hind CB, Outgoing Chair, Fundraising Standards Board
Closing Accounts – the Future Looks Like This
The public demand for earlier information but with less resource has caused CIPFA to introduce remarkable innovation. This session is a glimpse into the future of traditional stewardship.
Gareth Davies, Policy and Technical Manager, CIPFA
Interpersonal Skills for Accountants!
Accountants have good professional technical skills but this session offers a refresher on the interpersonal skills.
How to Measure Outcomes
Equipping the People to Deliver to the People
There are few people in Northern Ireland who have more experience than Marie of dealing with people issues during change and reform in public bodies.
As a former Deputy Chief Executive of the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Marie lived with change and the need to address the people issues effectively.
In this session, Marie will outline good practice in employee relations and will provide a critical analysis of how to treat people during reforms to build morale and eradicate scaremongering and fear of change.
Marie Mallon, Chair, Labour Relations Agency
A PEP in the right direction
This session will offer students guidance through the completion of the Practical Experience Portfolio.
Aga Jop, Head of Student Support, CIPFA
A Time for Leadership
A rousing finale to the 2016 conference which will help to unlock the leadership qualities in all of the delegates and set our personal direction for the future challenges.