Effective Audit Committees (NI)

This course is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the work of audit committees in light of guidance from the legal and regulatory environment in which they operate.

Effective Audit Committees (NI)


  • Presenter: Gary Martin, University of Ulster
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Members price £78.00. Training tickets can be applied against this course.

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Members price £78.00/Non-members price £90.00

A key committee in the corporate governance architecture of companies and organisations is the audit committee. It is charged with important oversight responsibilities that include monitoring: the integrity of the financial statements; the company's internal financial controls and, where appropriate, the internal control and risk management systems of the company; internal audit effectiveness; appointment, re-appointment, removal, remuneration and terms of engagement of the external auditor; external auditor's independence; and supply of non-audit services by the external auditors.

Course Content:

The establishment of the audit committee
Good practice principles for audit committees
Role and responsibilities of the audit committee
Relationship between the audit committee and other key players in the corporate governance process
Composition and skills of the audit committee
Role of audit committee chair
Review and monitoring activities of the audit committee

Learning Outcomes:
The course can serve as both an overview for delegates wishing to get an insight into this important topic, as well as a refresher for those wanting to get a comprehensive update on most recent trends and guidance in the area. Use will be made of the most up to date Financial Reporting Council Guidance on Audit Committees, in addition to reviewing best practice across a range of other areas, including legal and regulatory. Additionally, illustrative case studies will be used to enhance understanding of principles, and their application in practice.

Who should attend?
Members who serve on audit committees, as well as members who service audit committees in a professional capacity.


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