IIA Canada National Conference - September 14 - 16, 2020

The Other Side of the Fence

Day 2 - Concurrent Session 4 - Track 4
Archie Thomas
15 Sep 2020
10:30 - 11:20
Day 2 - Concurrent Session 4 - Track 4

The Other Side of the Fence

Level: Intermediate

What is life like on the other side of the fence at your Audit Committee meetings? Ever wondered what members of your Audit Committee really think? Do they read your full report, or just the Executive Summary? What is valuable to them in understanding the value of your work, and the importance of the risks you are highlighting? How do they balance their governance responsibilities with the demands of their role? What helps them get up to speed with their Audit Committee responsibilities? What do they understand when you use the word “assurance”?

Now is your opportunity to hear from a panel of public sector Audit Committee members. As City Councilors in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge, their role is primarily as politicians, with limited previous experience in governance. As Audit Committee members, they are receiving and discussing sensitive time critical material in the public domain, and balancing effective governance with political drivers. Find out in this moderated panel discussion what public sector internal auditors can do to support the effectiveness of their Audit Committees.