The half day afternoon course is recommended for:

Councillors and officers that want to understand the role of the internal auditor and how to appoint one.  (Please note, this is not a training session for people who want to undertake internal audits)

Session overview:

This session explains the role of the internal auditor in providing assurance to the council that’s it has sound financial controls.  Topics include:

  • legislation and guidance
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Risk management
  • Internal controls
  • how the council appoints an internal auditor
  • Scope of internal audit
  • Reviewing internal control
  • Internal audit reports

Session benefits:

By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand the purpose of internal audit
  • Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
  • Understand how a council should appoint an internal auditor
  • Recognise the importance of internal controls
  • Be aware of the need to review effectiveness

Session leader:  Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP

Steve is a former Town Clerk and an accountant with 30 years’ experience in public and voluntary sector finance.  He now specialises in delivering training and advice on VAT and finance matters for the local council sector.




Event Details

Event Date & Time

Wednesday 5th of February 2020 @ 02:00:00 PM


Begbroke Science Park, Woodstock Road, Begbroke, Oxford OX5 1PF

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £50.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £100.00 + VAT

Please note: Booking will be available until Wednesday 29th of January 2020, or until all places have been filled

Booking Form

Bookings are no longer being taken for this event online.

Please call us on 0774 6943076 to find out if any places are available.