Internal Audit Professional Update


Event summary

These practical workshops will support internal auditors in maintaining professional standards and providing insight alongside assurance. The workshops will draw from CIPFA’s experience in conducting external quality assessments of internal audit teams and highlight good practice and opportunities for improvement. Key areas covered include risk based audit planning and the quality assurance and improvement programme. Subscribers to the CIPFA Better Governance Forum can use a prepaid place to attend.


09 October 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00


Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre
North Street
North Yorkshire
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Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£290.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Who should attend?

The events are suitable for all internal auditors using the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

It will be of particular benefit to auditors undertaking audit planning and quality and performance monitoring.


Delegates will:

  • gain examples of good practice identified by external quality assessments
  • learn about ways to improve internal audit planning
  • consider how to have an effective quality assurance and improvement programme
  • have opportunities to network and share learning.


  • Audit
  • / Central government
  • / Health and social care
  • / Internal audit
  • / Local government
  • / Professional development

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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 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.