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Effective Audit Committees

Euromoney Learning
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4 days
4,495 GBP excl. VAT
London
Open / Scheduled

Course description

Effective Audit Committees

Audit Committees are expected to play a vital role in governance and in building trust in corporate reporting. Audit Committees therefore need members who have appropriate levels of expertise and knowledge of the industry and of the company.

This course will explore the fundamentals of the role of the Audit Committee and the nature and essential qualities of its members, particularly the Audit Committee Chairman. The course will cover the relationships with all key stakeholders and will examine all the key information flows and decision processes.

The course will be led by a governance and audit expert who has been involved with attending and presenting at Audit Committees for over 25 years. The course will equip participants with an understanding of the appropriate levels of knowledge and expertise and an awareness of the mechanisms and priorities for audit committees in today’s complex and highly regulated financial services world.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course has been designed specifically for Audit Committee members and those directly involved in supporting and preparing information for Audit Committees.

This course will broaden the awareness of members of and advisers to Audit Committees and provide appropriate levels of oversight of financial reporting, audit quality, and other risks on the committee’s agenda.

It provides an opportunity for participants to update their knowledge and to explore the available mechanisms to deliver the effective Audit Committee support necessary in order to fulfil their roles.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By attending this strategic four day course you will be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Audit Committee and its relationship with the Board and the Board Risk Committee
  • Consider what prudent and effective controls sit around the Audit Committee meeting process
  • Understand the critical relationships with key stakeholders such as external audit, internal audit, the finance team and the company secretariat
  • Understand the relationships with the various regulators and the complexities of group structures and overseas jurisdictions
  • Recognise common areas that can cause problems
  • Take away key actions and ideas to improve on Audit Committee performance

Training Course Content

This course will broaden the awareness of members of and advisers to Audit Committees and provide appropriate levels of oversight of financial reporting, audit quality, and other risks on the committee’s agenda.

It provides an opportunity for participants to update their knowledge and to explore the available mechanisms to deliver the effective Audit Committee support necessary in order to fulfil their roles.

This advanced four day course is a vital overview to the Audit Committee support practices and mechanisms that exist in listed companies, banks and other financial institutions. Practical guidance will be provided on such issues as:

  • Being an Audit Committee member
  • Best practice guidance on policies and procedures
  • Governance, risk and compliance frameworks
  • The relationship with the Board Risk Committee
  • The relationship with External Audit, Internal Audit and Finance
  • How to challenge Executive Directors, external Auditors and Chief Internal Auditors on their reports
  • Dealing with regulators and other stakeholders
  • Managing information flows
  • Measuring the effectiveness of your Audit Committee

PLUS: The course will contain a variety of training activities that include:

  • Practical presentations and lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Multiple case studies
  • Audit Committee role plays

Expenses

The cost of this course may vary by location. See above or request information for prices.

IN-HOUSE TRAINING

Euromoney Financial also delivers in-house training for finance teams and departments, giving companies the opportunity to save up to 50% on training costs.

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Mazen, Al Nahdi Medical Company
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The venue, the instructor and the materials were great.
Mazen, Al Nahdi Medical Company
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Everything was good about the course
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