Audit Committee Training

Friday 6 November 2020

All charities need to monitor their governance and risk. Some do this through their trustee body, and some through committees like “finance and general purposes”.

Increasingly, charities are also establishing separate audit committees to help in their governance processes, but there is no established framework for them in the charity sector.

This course introduces the main functions of audit committees and discusses their role in charities. It is a combination of presented material and discussion time.

Please note this course is now taking place online.

This course covers

  • The role and composition of an audit committee
  • Guidance from the Charity regulators and other sectors
  • Key issues: assurance, risk and reporting
  • The effective audit committee

Who should attend

Finance Directors, senior management, committee members, treasurers, trustees, from charities both with or without audit committees.

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Programme
14.00-14.45

Introduction and Welcome Theory

Requirements of an Audit Committee

Regulatory Framework

Official Guidance

Guidance from Other Sectors

Key features

How useful is it?

What would it do in your charity?

What are the merits of separating out the audit element?

14.45-15.30

Practice

What Charities are doing

Application in the Sector

Practicalities

Working with other Committees

Functions

What to look for in accounts

Who should be on your audit committee?

15.30-15.45

Refreshment Break

15.45-16.30

Key Issues

Current agenda topics explored in detail

16.30

Close

Prices
Charities - Members£75.00
Charities - Non-members£90.00
HTN - Members£75.00
HTN - members£90.00

This conference is kindly supported by