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IA Panel - 2015

From left to right: Daniel Maycock (observer), Claire Pretty, Sonia Shah (observer), John Webb, Sarah Pumfrett, Graeme Clarke, Samantha Brown (Senior Internal Auditor, ACCA), Peter Mumbere, David Mortimer, Neville de Spretter , and Paul Gooday (student representative)

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ACCA UK Internal Audit Group

Chair

Graeme Clarke FCCA
Director of Governance, Risk and Internal Control, Mazars LLP

Vice Chair

Sarah Pumfrett FCCA
Senior internal auditor, Shell

Panel Members

David Watton FCCA
Senior internal auditor, BG Group

Olusegun Kazim FCCA
Managing partner, Certax Accounting

Peter Mumbere FCCA
Information Security Compliance Manager, VISA Europe

John Webb FCCA
Director, Webb Sight Consultancy Ltd

Claire Pretty FCCA
Business Risk & Assurance Manager, LOROL

Neville de Spretter FCCA
Independent Consultant

Member Networks Manager

Patricia Delbridge
t: +44 (0)20 7059 5954
e: Patricia.Delbridge@accaglobal.com 

The Internal Audit Network comprises approximately 1,300 members across the UK, from banking, utilities, health, IT/communications, insurance/investment, local and national government, to manufacturing, industry, engineering and retail. It provides information and services to members working in internal audit including technical information. These include:

E-Bulletin

An e-bulletin is published three times per year and e-mailed automatically to Internal Audit Network members. The e-bulletin contains news and feature articles on key issues affecting the internal audit sector, as well as the latest news on relevant ACCA activities, publications and events. 

To see the most recent edition, visit the online newsletters page. 

INTERNAL AUDIT HUB

This resource provides resources for those wishing to learn about Internal Audit, improve their technique, undertake CPD, and can help with internal audit trainees. The Hub contains a section called ‘Learn About Internal Auditing’ and its aim is to supplement the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing with articles and guides that are easy to read and outline what internal auditing is like in practice and the pitfalls that often arise.

The Hub also has webcasts of events that the Network has held as well as sections on Auditing Specific Risks and Auditing in Different Industries.

To access to this new resource, click HERE

Events/CPD

The Network presents a programme of networking events during the year usually taking place at ACCA's head offices at 29 Lincoln's Inn Fields. 

Attendance at these events is usually free but, as places are limited, please book in advance using this link. These events will constitute verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) if the content is relevant to an individual's personal development plan. 

ACCA UK also organises an annual internal audit conference. 

The 2015 conference will be held on 13 May 2015 on the theme of Auditing the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. For further information visit the Professional Courses page.

Networking

For the latest events in your sector-specific network visit our events database

For any queries, please email the member networks manager. 

Follow @ACCACPD_Events on Twitter for news and information on CPD and events.

Cyber security for internal auditors - joint ACCA/ISACA networking forum

In this video, Dr Darren Brooks talks on what the Cyber threat landscape looks like, the attack trends and techniques that criminals are using. Also, how a business can defend itself, and the questions that internal auditors should be asking of its security business and of its board.

Watch the full video on cyber security for internal auditors.

Questioning techniques for internal auditors

In this video, Jane Allan of Jane Allan & Associates talks about getting the information you need as an internal auditor. To do this, you need to think through the mindset of your client before you posing your question and be flexible in how you phrase it. The right question matched to the recipient will get you the information you need and create a good working relationship.

Watch the full video on questioning techniques for internal auditors

Auditing Culture: exploring culture outside the petri dish

Cultural failure is considered the root cause of many organisations’ crises, whether in financial services, NHS, the oil industry or retail. ACCA UK’s Internal Audit Network held a half-day conference on 15 April 2015 on Auditing Culture with speakers from Protiviti, PwC, the Institute of Business Ethics and Barclays.

The speakers shared their views on how internal auditors should approach the auditing of culture. Three of the sessions and a group Q&A session are on the conference pages.

Access Auditing Culture: exploring culture outside the petri dish.

Last updated: 29 Apr 2015