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The Audit Committee

This practical programme, led by experienced Chairs and NXDs, focuses on key issues which every NXD should be aware of and caters for those with interests in all types and sizes of organisations – listed, private, entrepreneurial, SMEs, public sector and not-for-profit. Each interactive session has been extended this year to provide even more vital learning to cope with a variety of changes facing Non-Execs.

Session 6: The Audit Committee

Speaker: Carole Cran CA CFO Forth Ports; Chair, Audit Committee, Halma plc

Audit committees have gained increasing prominence following the 2008 financial crisis. Since then, several best practices have emerged, and Audit Committees today serve a number of crucial functions. These include providing oversight of the complete financial reporting and compliance process, establishing an ethical framework to ensure integrity and accountability, and identifying and assessing the different types of risk to which the organisation is likely to be exposed. In this session, Carole will share her thoughts on the role of the Audit Committee in today’s regulatory and political climate. The session will discuss, among other things: the role of the committee; the importance of the relationships that are formed, in particular with the CFO and the external audit partner; and, some of the newer aspects of an Audit Committee’s responsibilities.

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Nov 07 2019 -

The Audit Committee

FWB Park Brown and The University of Edinburgh Business School are delighted to launch the Non-Executive Director Programme – back for a third year amidst popular demand

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