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Aspire – What’s the point of internal audit?

25 June | Birmingham

Have you thought about how your career in internal audit helps an organisation achieve its objective? Develop your knowledge on a range of topics including risk management and soft skills to gain a wider picture of how your work can impact the business as a whole.

This is an Aspire community event. Aspire is a community of the Chartered IIA that supports young internal audit professionals who want to get a head-start in their careers.

What will I learn?

  • Increased awareness of soft skills, risk management and technical knowledge that is relevant for internal auditors
  • An opportunity to network with your peers who are new to their career in internal audit
  • A chance to take part in a panel session to discuss the value of internal audit.


  • Faye Lloyd, Head of Internal Audit, University of Cardiff
  • Phil Tompkins, Director of Risk and Internal Audit
  • Mark Koernich, Risk Manager, Capita
  • Kathy Newman, Audit Director, Nationwide
  • Liz Sandwith, IIA Chief Professional Practice Advisor.

CPE core competencies

  • Governance, risk and control
  • Internal audit delivery
  • Improvement and innovation.

5 CPE points


08.45 - 09.15 Registration & coffee
09.15 - 09.30 Welcome & introduction
9.30 - 10.30 The skills of an internal auditor
Faye Lloyd, head of internal audit, University of Cardiff
10.30 - 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 - 11.45 Heroes and Villains – What do good and bad audits look like?
Phil Tompkins, director of risk and internal audit
11.45 -12.45 Risk – assessment, appetite and assurance
Mark Koernich, risk manager, Capita
12.45 - 1.30 Networking and lunch
1.30 - 2.30 Keeping Internal Audit relevant in a changing environment
2.30 - 3.30 Innovation in Internal Audit
Kathy Newman, audit director, Nationwide
3.30 - 3.45 Tea break
3.45 - 4.30 Panel Discussion: What’s the point of Internal Audit?
4.30 Close

This event has been organised by the IIA Midlands regional group.

Aspire – What’s the point of internal audit?

Duration: 1 day

25 June 2019


Start: 08:45
End: 16:30


Central Birmingham


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