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CIPFA’s ‘Practitioner Update’ seminars are intended to assist finance practitioners and managers across Scotland, providing information on the latest accounting and finance developments.
15 March 2018Starts: 09:55Ends: 16:25
CIPFA Scotland160 Dundee StreetEdinburghEH11 1DQ[See map]
£249.00 excl VAT
This seminar is planned to provide delegates with a basis for, and context to, the financial and accounting environment for Scottish local government. A reminder of the requirements of the 2017/18 Accounting Code of Practice will be followed by commentary from Audit Scotland, including audit areas of interest for the financial year end.
There are of course a wide variety of factors affecting Scottish local authorities and the day will continue by considering some key topical issues:
The day will finish with a Technical Update providing an overview of the latest developments and news of which to be aware.
09:30 – 09:55 Coffee and Registration
13:40 – 14:10 GDPR & Information Security – An Internal Audit View
The General Data Protection Regulations are due for implementation and there are increasing concerns about information security. The threats from ransomware attacks and other risks regarding information security will be considered from an Internal Audit Viewpoint
14:10 – 14:40 The Procurement Chain – The Financial Consequences of Failure
With the financial failure of Carillion fresh in the collective memory, a procurement expert will provide an insight into the risks that should be considered in procuring goods or services. Possible management and contractual approaches to managing these risks, and the potential financial implications of procurement chain collapse will be considered.
14:40 – 15:10 The Scottish Approach to Social Security
With the Social Security (Scotland) Bill currently progressing through the Scottish Parliament this session will provide a timely review of the proposals. The Scottish Government’s approach to social security, and the potential impact on and role of Scottish local government in this, will be outlined.
15:10 – 15:30 Refreshment Break
15:30 – 15:55 Technical Update
The latest news and developments affecting the Scottish public sector accounting and finance environment, updates from CIPFA, and other relevant information.
15:55 – 16:00 Chair’s Summing Up and Close
We reserve the right to alter the timing or content of sessions where circumstances require.