Non-executive Director Programme (nxd): the Audit Committee

Edinburgh Business School

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Edinburgh Business School

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Audit committees have gained increasing prominence following the 2008 financial crisis. Since then, several best practices have emerged, and audit committees today serve a number of crucial functions.

These include providing oversight of the complete financial reporting and compliance process, establishing an ethical framework to ensure integrity and accountability, and identifying and assessing the different types of risk to which the organisation is likely to be exposed.

In this session, Carole will share her thoughts on the role of the Audit Committee in today’s regulatory and political climate. The session will discuss, among other things:

  • The role of the committee
  • The importance of the relationships that are formed, in particular with the CFO and the external audit partner
  • Some of the newer aspects of an Audit Committee’s responsibilities

Working in small groups, participants will address real examples of issues facing audit committees across a variety of sectors and organisations. Collectively you will be able to assess each situation and what action to take as a Committee when it comes to advising the Board and all relevant stakeholders.

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Carole Cran

Carole Cran is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Carole was appointed a non-executive Director of Halma plc in January 2016. She is Chief Financial Officer at Forth Ports Ltd, having held the same position at Aggreko plc until December 2017. Prior to that, she held a number of se...

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