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Local Authority Internal Audit Virtual Forum

28 January 2024

Please note:

  • All Institute responses are boxed and highlighted blue
  • Where the chair comments in that capacity this box is highlighted in yellow
  • For confidentiality, the identities of all delegates/attendees are anonymised


Chair opening comments | Derek Jamieson | Head of Member Services, Chartered IIA UK and Ireland

Good afternoon, everybody. I am Derek Jamieson, Head of Member Services for the Chartered IIA. Thank you for joining us today for our second Local Authority Internal Audit Forum for 2024.I would also like to extend a warm welcome to members of the Internal Audit Forum which represents IA providers for Parish and Town Councils. As the conversation develops today you will find that you have much in common with the regular attendees of this forum. You, as with everyone attending today, are encouraged to offer your input as this will only enrichen our discussion.

I am joined today by:  

  • Piyush Fatania, Chair for today and a member of the Institute’s Council
  • Tim Light, Chair of the Local Authority Forum
  • Anne Kiem, CEO of the Chartered IIA


Key Takeaways

Comments from Derek Jamieson, Head of Member Services

The agenda for today's meeting was originally to be the IPPF. This will now be addressed in our March meeting thereby providing an extra month to digest the new standards before we meet.  Instead, we focussed again on our upcoming research work which will look at the health of the internal audit provision in local authorities. 

We welcomed members of the Internal Audit Forum which represent internal audit providers to Parish and Town Councils and were given an insight to their recent and current working environment. 

We then discussed the significance of the current situation and shared some examples of issues currently facing some internal audit teams. 

The institute shared an overview of the methodology which we will apply for our work and the rigor which will be applied. Finally, we introduced some of the members of a small volunteer group who we will work with to ensure our work is appropriately focussed and with whom we will discuss some of our initial findings. 

Finally, our CEO, Anne Kiem emphasised the importance of the work we are about to begin and encouraged all Chief Audit Officers in the local authority community to respond to the survey. 

Our work will commence in April and is currently scheduled for reporting in June. 

Dates for your diary:

  • 10 April | HIA Forum – Auditing Cloud Provides
  • 5 May | Ireland Conference | Dublin

Thank you.