3 December 2018, Manchester – Information

The theme of our second LAQF event was Financial Resilience and Sustainability. The event explored:

  • the nature and scale of the sustainability challenges facing local bodies;
  • the strategies and disciplines which can help to address them successfully; and
  • the roles and responsibilities of Chief Finance Officers and Auditors in helping to maintain resilience and sustainability.

The programme included:

  • Sarah Howard, President of CIPFA on what needs to change to enable higher levels of assurance in relation to financial resilience and sustainability
  • David Aldous, Director, National Audit Office on reviewing the Code of Audit Practice
  • Janet Dawson, EY Government and Public Sector Assurance Leader on what do auditors look for and what are their options for highlighting increasing risk to financial resilience and sustainability
  • Jayne Owen, Director of Finance (Police and Crime), Greater Manchester CA on how financial resilience challenges are growing and how they are being addressed
  • Leigh Whitehouse, Executive Director of Finance, Surrey CC on how financial resilience challenges are growing and how they are being addressed
  • Q&A panel

The presentations are available to download: LAQF presentation slides – 3-12-2018 (Manchester)