Auditing Fraud Risk Management 20171115


Event summary

This event will focus on how to provide internal audit assurance over the management of fraud and corruption risks to meet the requirements of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards. It will examine recommended practice in the management of fraud risk and consider current risk issues. It will also consider new guidance on internal audit’s role in providing wider counter fraud services. CIPFA Better Governance Forum subscribers can use a prepaid place to attend.


15 November 2017
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:30


Burlington Hotel
6 Burlington Arcade
126 New Street
West Midlands
B2 4JQ
[See map]

Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£290.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The workshop will address the requirements of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards for assurance on the management of fraud risks and consider how internal auditors can make use of the CIPFA counter fraud code.

An in-depth session will examine current fraud risks and set out a good practice approach to identifying and assessing fraud risks. This will be led by Paula Clowes, CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre Associate, who delivers the CIPFA Certificate in Fraud Risk Management.

The workshops will also consider internal audit’s role in supporting good counter fraud and corruption practice through advisory and consulting work. Here we will consider the new additions to the standards and the latest guidance from the Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board. There will also be a case study from a head of internal audit considering how the standards are put into practice.

Who should attend

The workshop will be suitable for all internal auditors undertaking assurance on the management of fraud risk or undertaking any counter fraud advisory work for their audit clients.


  • Delegates will develop a greater understanding of the requirements of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards in this area, including the latest guidance.
  • They will gain insights into recommended practice in managing fraud and corruption risks and in the assessment of fraud risks.
  • This will support their audit work, enabling them to give a robust audit opinion on their organisation’s arrangements.


  • Audit
  • / Central government
  • / Education finance and academies
  • / Governance
  • / Health and social care
  • / Internal audit
  • / Police
  • / Risk management

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

Diana Melville

Diana is the lead advisor for the CIPFA Better Governance Forum and is CIPFA’s representative on the Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board. She is a CIPFA qualified accountant and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Prior to joining CIPFA in 2008 she was head of internal audit at Salisbury Council and held other audit roles in local government and at the National Audit Office.

She has authored the 2018 edition of Audit Committees, Practical Guidance for Local Authorities and Police and co-developed the CIPFA Code of Practice on Managing the Risk of Fraud and Corruption (2014). She was part of the CIPFA working group that developed the Good Governance Framework for Local Government (2016) and supports other CIPFA policy initiatives and publications on governance, internal audit and counter fraud.