CHEIA Annual Conference 2021

What is VFM in a Post- COVID World? - Jim Dickinson, Associate Editor, Wonkhe. 
Jim 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.

Student Experience: the fallouts and the VFM angle - Shaima Dallali, President, City Students’ Union - Jilly Huggins, Internal Audit Manager, University of Bristol - Ian Dunn, Provost, Coventry University
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.

The Role of Internal Audit in HE’s Use of Technology - Steve Kennett, Executive Director of e-Infrastructure, JISC
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?

Effective Engagement with Audit Committees - Melvyn Neate, Audit and Risk Management Consultant
Audit committee meetings are your opportunity demonstrate internal audit’s value. Melvyn will share his thoughts on how to make this engagement effective.

Internal Audit as a Trusted Advisor - Liz Sandwith, Chief Professional Practice Advisor, CIIA
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?

Engagement & Assurance in Alternative Providers - Liz Bromley, Chief Executive Officer, Newcastle College Group
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.

Horizon scanning: looking ahead at things that may impact internal audit - Smita Jamdar, Partner, Shakespeare Martineau LLP
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.

Agile Internal Audit - Owen Jackson, Director, Deloitte LLP - David Tiernan, Associate Director, Deloitte LLP
What exactly do we mean by agile internal audit and how do we do it?

The Future of Audit Reporting - Richard Young, Director, UNIAC
Are your audit reports fit for purpose? What does a good audit report look like?

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