Effective Audit Committees

Euromoney Learning
Training overview
Professional Course
4 days

Course description

Effective Audit Committees

“A very interesting and thoughtfully structured course “ - PJSC Tatneft

“Excellent, very useful and relevant” - Non Executive Director, Large African Bank

Audit Committees are expected to play a vital role in governance and in building trust in corporate reporting. Audit Committees therefore need members who have appropriate levels of expertise and knowledge of the industry and of the company.

This practical 4-day course, Effective Audit Committees, explores the fundamental role of the Audit Committee and the nature and essential qualities of its members, particularly the Audit Committee Chairman. It provides a crucial opportunity to examine the support practices and mechanisms that exist in listed companies, banks and other financial institutions, so you can explore the available mechanisms to deliver effective Audit Committee support within your organization.

Led by a governance and audit expert who has been involved with attending and presenting at Audit Committees for over 25 years, the course will equip you with an enhanced understanding and awareness of the mechanisms and priorities for audit committees in today’s complex and highly regulated financial services world.

Why attend this 4-day course?

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Audit Committee and its relationship with the Board and the Board Risk Committee
  • Consider what prudent and effective controls sit around the Audit Committee meeting process
  • Understand the critical relationships with key stakeholders such as external audit, internal audit, the finance team and the company secretariat
  • Understand the relationships with the various regulators and the complexities of group structures and overseas jurisdictions
  • Recognize common areas that can cause problems
  • Take away key actions and ideas to improve on Audit Committee performance
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Who should attend?

Who should attend?

This course has been designed specifically for Audit Committee members and those directly involved in supporting and preparing information for Audit Committees. It will also broaden the awareness of members of and advisers to Audit Committees and provide appropriate levels of oversight of financial reporting, audit quality, and other risks on the committee’s agenda.

Training content

Practical guidance will be provided on such issues as:

  • Being an Audit Committee member
  • Best practice guidance on policies and procedures
  • Governance, risk and compliance frameworks
  • The relationship with the Board Risk Committee
  • The relationship with External Audit, Internal Audit and Finance
  • How to challenge Executive Directors, external Auditors and Chief Internal
  • Auditors on their reports
  • Dealing with regulators and other stakeholders
  • Managing information flows
  • Measuring the effectiveness of your Audit Committee

You will also leave with a better appreciation of how to manage relationships with all key stakeholders, key information flows and decision processes.


The course combines a variety of learning activities that include:

  • Practical presentations and lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Multiple case studies
  • Audit Committee role plays

About Euromoney Learning

Euromoney Learning

At Euromoney Learning, we understand that learning doesn’t start and end when you leave the classroom. We know that the financial markets never stand still, and that technology has both simplified and added complexity at a break-neck pace. That’s why...

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