Local Audit Quality Forum Event – Programme Details


   09.00Registration and refreshments
  10.00Welcome from the Chair

Steve Freer, Chair, Public Sector Audit Appointments

  10.05Results of the 2017/18 Audits – PSAA presentation
  10.35Financial Resilience: The scale of the challenge 

Jayne Owen – Director of Finance (Police and Crime), Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Leigh Whitehouse, Executive Director of Finance, Surrey County Council – two case study examples of how financial resilience challenges are growing and how they are being addressed.

  11.10Refreshments and comfort break
  11.40What do the auditors look for and what are their options for highlighting increasing risk to financial resilience and sustainability?  Janet Dawson, EY – Government and Public Sector Assurance Leader
  12.10What needs to change to enable higher levels of assurance in relation to financial resilience and sustainability?

Sarah Howard – President of CIPFA

  14.00Question Time: An opportunity for delegates to put questions to a panel of practitioners – including Carol Culley, Manchester City Council, Sue Sunderland, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commission and Neil Jones, Leicestershire County Council
  15.00Reviewing the Code of Audit Practice – can the audit provide an early warning system in relation to resilience and sustainability?

David Aldous – Director, National Audit Office

  15.30Workshop discussions: Do we need sector-specific solutions? In parallel workshop – delegates from police/local authorities will reflect on the day and identify the key issues and messages for police bodies and councils
  16.15Closing remarks from the Chair
  16.30Conference close