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Our presentations from the event are available in both document and audio formats. To request the any of the presentations email us by clicking on the individual links below or request all our presentations here.

James Paterson –Director ,Risk & Assurance Insights Ltd (formerly Chief Internal Auditor at AstraZeneca)

Lean & Assurance Mapping (request the presentation)

James gave an overview and practical tips covering the development of an assurance map and the benefits they can provide in ensuring that all of the pieces of the assurance jigsaw are joined up -with no gaps in coverage and the minimum of assurance overlaps. He also gave a brief introduction to LEAN auditing -internal audit professionals are increasingly under pressure to deliver more with less and James assessed meeting stakeholder expectations, the origins and purpose of audits and resourcing.

Chris Millward, Associate Director, HEFCE

Higher education sector developments, risks and expectations (request the presentation)

Chris gave an update on sector developments, risks and his expectation of the HE landscape over the next few years.

Richard Young / Sean Ryan / Chris Monk, Directors, Uniac

Internal Audit - the Future (request the presentation)

Richard, Sean and Chris gave their views on where the profession should be in five years’ time. The session covered the developments in IT both in terms of what needs to be audited (and how) and the technology and techniques to undertake audits as effectively as possible. They also discussed areas such as continuous auditing, specialisms and expectations of auditors and their clients.

Sarah Randall-Paley (Director of Finance –Lancaster University)

BUFDG Update & Fraud in Hard Times (request presentation)

The 2010 publication ‘Fighting Fraud Together’ sparked a concerted effort across the public sector to put in place measures to combat fraudulent activity in its many guises. Sarah is Chair of the Fraud Working Group (which has representation from the National Fraud Authority, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the British Universities Finance Directors’ Group) and provided an update on what the Group has been doing to help Universities combat financial fraud.

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