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Day One: Wednesday 8th September

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What is VFM in a Post- COVID World? Available soon
Student Experience: the fallouts and the VFM angle No slides
The Role of Internal Audit in HE’s Use of Technology undefined

Day Two: Thursday 9th September

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Effective Engagement with Audit Committees undefined
Internal Audit as a Trusted Advisor undefined
Engagement & Assurance in Alternative Providers No slides

Day Three: Friday 10th September

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Horizon scanning: looking ahead at things that may impact internal audit undefined
Agile Internal Audit Available soon
The Future of Audit Reporting undefined

 

CHEIA 2021 Conference Programme

Day One: Wednesday 8th September

TimeSession informationSpeakers
Hosted by Juliet Simpson, Chair of CHEIA, Head of Internal Audit, Newcastle University 
08:45 Login / Register / Mingle  
09:00 - 09:15

Welcome and Housekeeping

Juliet Simpson, Chair of CHEIA, Head of Internal Audit, Newcastle University
09:15 - 10:00 What is VFM in a Post- COVID World?

Jim Dickinson has previously shared his thoughts about taking back control of the VfM agenda with Wonkhe readers; now he will open our conference by sharing his personal observations and comments.

Jim Dickinson, Associate Editor, Wonkhe

10:10 - 11:10 Student Experience: the fallouts and the VFM angle

Recent events have taught us a great deal about the importance of the student experience in delivering value for money, while challenging the sector to find new ways of working with students. The panel will explore different perspectives on the fallouts of the last 18 months, institutional responses to supporting the student experience, and the role of internal audit in ensuring these drive value for money.
Shaima Dallali, President, City Students’ Union

Jilly Huggins, Internal Audit Manager, University of Bristol

Ian Dunn, Provost, Coventry University
11:20 - 12:20 The Role of Internal Audit in HE’s Use of Technology

Technology has always been central to the way HE providers deliver their business, supporting new approaches to teaching and learning and research. The pandemic has escalated the pace of change for many. How should internal audit be leveraging the benefits from this?
Steve Kennett, Executive Director of e-Infrastructure, JISC
12:20 - 13:15 LUNCH BREAK  
13:15 - 14:00 Sand box: Round Table Discussion on Auditing VFM

Join us to explore in more depth the topics / themes / questions that have come up during the day’s sessions. We grow by sharing, so this is an opportunity to learn a bit more from others and offer your own thoughts, experience, expertise and opinions.
Facilitators: Bridget Bishop, Head of Internal Audit, University of Hertfordshire

David Williamson, Head of Internal Audit Service, University of the West of Scotland
14:00 - 14:45 Executive box: Welcome for those new to the HE Sector and/or CHEIA

Coffee and cake, and a chance to get to know some of the others who are new to internal audit or new to the sector. Erm, please bring your own refreshments!
Hosts: Stan Farmer, Chief Auditor, The Open University

Juliet Simpson, Head of Internal Audit, Newcastle University

Day Two: Thursday 9th September

08:45 - 14:45: Welcome to day 2

TimeSession informationSpeakers
 Hosted by Alan Lees, Director, KCG Audit
08:45 Login / Register / Mingle  
09:10 - 09:15

Welcome and Housekeeping

Alan Lees, Director, KCG Audit
09:15 - 10:00 Effective Engagement with Audit Committees

Audit committee meetings are your opportunity demonstrate internal audit’s value. Melvyn will share his thoughts on how to make this engagement effective.

Melvyn Neate, Audit and Risk Management Consultant

10:10 - 11:10 Internal Audit as a Trusted Advisor

The pandemic provided the opportunity for many to add value by becoming a trusted advisor as well as an assurance. But what does that really mean?
Liz Sandwith, Chief Professional Practice Advisor, CIIA
11:20 - 12:20 Engagement & Assurance in Alternative Provider

In this session we will hear what a provider wants and needs in terms of assurance and engagement, form the viewpoint of a provider which is not publicly funded.
Liz Bromley, Chief Executive Officer, Newcastle College Group
12:20 - 13:15 LUNCH BREAK  
13:15 - 14:00 Sand box: Round Table Discussion on Audit Committee Engagement

Join us to discuss in more depth the topics / themes / questions that have come up during the day’s sessions. We grow by sharing, so this is an opportunity to learn a bit more from others and offer your own thoughts, experience, expertise and opinions.
Facilitators: Stan Farmer, Chief Auditor, The Open University

Myroulla West, Head of Internal Audit, University of Essex
14:00 - 14:45 Executive box: Audit Committee Members Forum
(For CHEIA members who are AC members elsewhere, as well as members of HE Audit Committees)

Are you a member of an audit committee, either in HE or elsewhere? Or would you like to find out more about how audit committee members think?

If so, join us to share thoughts and experiences, challenges and opportunities.

Hosts: Faye Lloyd, Head of Internal Audit, Cardiff University 

Steve Stanbury, Director of Internal Audit, City, University of London

Day Three: Friday 10th September

08:45 - 14:45: Welcome to day 3

TimeSession informationSpeakers
Hosted by Stan Farmer, Chief Auditor, The Open University
08:45 Login / Register / Mingle  
09:10 - 09:15

Welcome and Housekeeping

Stan Farmer, Chief Auditor, The Open University
09:15 - 10:00 Horizon scanning: looking ahead at things that may impact internal audit

Increasingly, the sector is impacted by external factors. The need for robust ‘horizon-scanning’ as part of the audit planning process has never been more important. This session will consider some of the key future strategic issues for the HE sector.

Smita Jamdar, Partner, Shakespeare Martineau LLP

10:10 - 11:10 Agile Internal Audit

What exactly do we mean by agile internal audit and how do we do it?
Owen Jackson, Director, Deloitte LLP

David Tiernan, Associate Director, Deloitte LLP
11:20 - 12:20 The Future of Audit Reporting

Are your audit reports fit for purpose? What does a good audit report look like?
Richard Young, Director, UNIAC
12:20 - 13:15 LUNCH BREAK  
13:15 - 14:00 Sand box: Round Table Discussion on Audit Reporting and Agile

Join us to discuss in more depth the topics / themes / questions that have come up during the day’s sessions. We grow by sharing, so this is an opportunity to learn a bit more from others and offer your own thoughts, experience, expertise and opinions.
Facilitators: Faye Lloyd, Head of Internal Audit, Cardiff University

Richard Neal, Director, Deloitte LLP
14:00 - 14:45 Executive box: Quality Assurance and Improvement Programmes

How do we, as internal auditors, demonstrate our effectiveness to our audit committees and other stakeholders? And how do audit committee members take assurance that their internal audit function, whether in-house, outsourced or hybrid, is effective?
Hosts: David Williamson, Head of Internal Audit Service, University of the West of Scotland

Barry Frankham, Director of Internal Audit, University of Brighton

 

 

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