Secure your place now at our popular Internal Audit Conference in London on 17 May.
ACCA is also conducting a confidential survey on ethical pressure and where it presents in the internal audit process. The survey results will be used to help set the context of the conference sessions, and will also be reported on in a future article in this e-Bulletin. The survey will be open until 10 May and will only take 10 minutes to complete. ACCA would be grateful if you would complete the survey before the closing date.
ACCA UK Internal Audit Conference 2017 Wednesday 17 May | 09:30 –16:30 The Amba Hotel Marble Arch, London
Cost: £209 Early booking discount: Save £20 and pay just £189 when you book before 17 April 2017
Every internal auditor has faced pressure to amend or even bury findings to provide a favourable picture from within the organisation – sometimes from within the internal audit department itself.
This has to be seen in the context of a wider cultural debate but this conference will focus on the internal auditor as a contributor to the ethical conscience of the organisation and to an extreme as a whistle-blower.
This conference will provide reassurance that any given internal auditor is not alone in facing such pressures, as well as provide information on how to get help to deal with the pressure. There will be a number of different considerations as to how an internal auditor deals with an ethical situation with the most extreme option of becoming a whistle-blower.
What should an internal auditor do if he/she is side-lined out of an organisation for trying to report wrong-doing – walk away or whistleblow? The conference will also touch on life after whistle-blowing if the most extreme option has to be taken.
Keynote session –Peter Montagnon, Associate Director, Institute of Business Ethics
Governance of the audit team and audit committee – Anthony Harbinson, Director of Safer Communities, Department of Justice for Northern Ireland
How to deal with ethical situations – Derek Anderson, Head of Internal Audit, Northern Ireland Department of Justice
Q&A Panel session
How ACCA supports its members – Raymond Jack, Executive Director - Finance and Operations, ACCA