Introduction to the Knowledge and Skills of the Audit Committee


Event summary

This event offers knowledge and skill development for audit committee members through briefings and in-depth guidance on key areas of responsibility and topical issues. It will feature the latest guidance from CIPFA on audit committees.

Better Governance Forum subscribers can use a prepaid place to attend.


26 September 2024
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00



Standard price

£310.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£285.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The webinar provides a full day’s training delivered and delegates will also be able to access the recording of the webinar they attend afterwards for a limited period.

Who should attend?

The event is suitable for members of audit committees in the public services and for those who work closely with the committee. The training assumes some basic knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the committee but is suitable for both new and more experienced audit committee members who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills.

How will I benefit from attending?

Key features of the webinar include:

  • Briefings on the latest guidance to keep audit committee members up-to-date.
  • Guidance on the knowledge and skills audit committees should have, featuring practical examples.
  • In depth discussion on the audit committee role in relation to internal audit, risk management and assurance.
  • Discussion and guidance on overcoming the barriers to audit committee excellence.

By attending the webinar:

  • Delegates will gain a better understanding of how the audit committee can work with others to improve the management of their organisation’s risk and the effectiveness of audit and assurance.
  • Improve the practical skills required of committee members.
  • Develop a better appreciation of where an audit committee can add value.

CPD hours

Five hours.


  • Audit
  • / Governance
  • / Internal audit
  • / Leadership
  • / Local government
  • / Risk management
  • / Transport

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Intro to Skills and Knowledge Programme 26/09/24PDF 100.75 KB

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Speaker - Elizabeth Humphrey

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The facilitator for this event will be Elizabeth Humphrey, CIPFA Senior Associate Elizabeth Humphrey trained with District Audit and was an audit manager and the head of audit at the London Borough of Ealing. She completed her local government career by being the Finance Director at two district councils. She has, therefore, undertaken both internal and external audit and had audit functions report to her, seeing audit from all perspectives. Elizabeth has been a CIPFA associate for more than ten years, specialising in providing training in governance areas, including risk and audit. She regularly works with audit committees to help them be more effective.

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

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Diana is lead advisor for the Better Governance Forum and is CIPFA’s representative on the Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board. She is a CIPFA-qualified accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Prior to joining the institute 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 is 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.

Webchat is available Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 (excluding UK bank holidays).