Introduction To Internal Audit


Event summary

This training event is for people wanting to learn more about internal audit. It will take delegates through the basics of professional standards of internal audit and the core principles. It is a practical workshop that outlines the key concepts and shows how to put them into practice.


30 April 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00


Novotel Manchester Centre
21 Dickinson Street
Greater Manchester
M1 4LX
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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 training will cover key stages of audit work including planning, documentation, testing and reporting. It will also explain the concepts of risk and control and role of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards in underpinning audit work in the public services.

The training will include a number of practical case studies and exercises to show how the key concepts can be put into practice.

Who should attend?

The training is suitable for those working in internal audit who have not yet started professional training. It will also benefit those who want to understand more about internal audit, whether as an audit client or manager responsible for internal audit.


The training will help delegates understand core concepts of internal audit and their role as an internal auditor. The practical examples used will help the auditor approach audits more confidently.


  • Audit
  • / Central government
  • / Health and social care
  • / Housing
  • / 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 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.