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Managing the audit department: resource management
Internal audit in further education
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Get elected!
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Get elected!

Elections for ACCA UK’s Internal Audit Network Panel are now taking place. Have you considered standing as a candidate?
  • Are you passionate about internal audit?
  • Would you like to contribute to the development of the internal audit profession and ACCA?
  • Would your career benefit from networking with senior internal audit managers from a variety of industries and organisations?

Then why not volunteer to be a member of the Internal Audit Members’ Network Panel? Each panel consists of nine members, who typically serve for three years.

What commitment is required?
Panel members will need to be able to commit a maximum of four days a year which will count towards CPD.

What will it entail?
Panel members will be asked to attend four panel meetings annually in London, review consultation papers (eg. the FRC consultation on non-audit services, IRM risk appetite consultation paper, etc), contribute to the development of the annual conference and breakfast networking forums, and come up with ideas for ACCA’s internal audit virtual learning centre. Panel members will also have the opportunity to be published if they contribute an article for this E-bulletin.

Current vice-chair – Graeme Clarke FCCA (director, governance risk and Internal Control at Mazars LLP) – gives his reasons for joining the Panel:

‘My reason for joining the panel was the opportunity to influence and contribute to the development of ACCA, in particular, internal audit. I have found the work of the Panel to be both interesting and varied. I have particularly enjoyed discussing and contributing towards ACCA’s own strategy and objectives, developing and contributing ideas to technical material and articles for the use of ACCA members as well as, on occasion, chairing and attending panel events. It’s also a great way to meet and interact with fellow internal audit professionals across the UK in different industries and sectors.’

To be eligible to stand for election, prospective panel members must be working in internal audit. All current members of the Network will shortly receive an email outlining the nomination process.

If you are interested in putting yourself forward then please complete and return the nomination form or email patricia.delbridge@uk.accaglobal.com. Voting will take place during November, with the result announced by 3 January 2012. 

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