The theme of ACCA UK’s annual Internal Audit Conference this year is Internal Audit in a Changing World. Benefit from our early bird offer and pay just £189 for a whole day of learning from our panel of expert speakers.
ACCA UK Internal Audit Conference 2018
Tuesday 15 May 2018 | 10:00 –16:45
Crowne Plaza NEC, Birmingham
Early booking discount: Save £20 and pay just £189 when you book before 15 April 2018
The internal audit landscape has changed hugely over the last 30 years, moving from the internal control questionnaire (ICQ) approach, through systems-based auditing and into risk-based approaches. It has seen a sea change from internal audit being defined as 'a service to management' to today’s widely accepted definition of an 'independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organisation’s operations…accomplish its objectives…and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes'. (Source: International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), The Institute of Internal Auditors.)
The transformation continues, at seemingly ever increasing pace with, among other things, new technology, demands from stakeholders for better and predictive assurance on business delivery, new business models, greater regulation, and, whether it’s seen as a threat or an opportunity, the advent of AI. Internal audit needs to continue with developing agility, integration, transparency and the prognostic approach that together demonstrate its value to stakeholders, and the Conference will explore these ideas. Key sessions will include:
coping with modern technology (automation and agile)
leadership – the role of a leader within an audit
what does a CEO/chairman look for from internal audit?
internal audit relationships – are they really effective in your organisation?
the medium to long term future of internal audit and the macro-economic environment.