- Opening remarks
- Keynote 1: Why the numbers matter
- Panel discussion 1: Making local government accounts readable
- Breakout sessions
- Panel discussion 2: Making central government accounts readable
- 14:45 - 15:05
- Keynote 2: How to communicate Public Sector finances in a way that people understand
- Closing remarks
- Event close
Choose from the following breakout sessions:
- Local government accounts - practical tips
- Option 1
- Option 2
- Central government accounts - practical tips
- Option 3
With 30+ years in banking audit, Mark led Deloitte's global engagement with the Financial Stability Board. As GPPC's Bank Working Group Chair, he facilitated talks between the profession, FSB, and IFIAR on audit quality. He also represented Deloitte in BCBS Accounting Experts Group. Moreover, Mark served on the PRA's Practitioner Panel for six years and contributed to Sir Donald Brydon's Auditors' Advisory Group.
Cecilie's role involves overseeing the council's financial and property matters, serving as the principal financial advisor for council projects, co-chairing the Joint Commissioning and Procurement Board, and representing the council in external financial organizations. She obtained her Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) qualification in 1998. She started her career as an internal auditor in the NHS before transitioning to various roles in local government. She also has experience as a Financial Consultant in the private sector and recently held the positions of Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer for the City of London Police.
Steven Corbishley is a Director at the National Audit Office where he has worked for over 30 years. In that time, he has audited a wider range of central government bodies and departments, including the Home Office, HM Treasury, DWP, HMRC, Health, Education, and Justice. He is a Fellow at both the ICAEW and CIPFA and has held a number of non-executive roles in the NHS. His current role is as Head of the NAO’s Quality Unit. As part of this, he leads a small team of NAO colleagues in producing an annual guide on good practice in annual reporting.
Dr. Henry Midgley, served at the National Audit Office from 2008 to 2021, including a secondment to the House of Commons, advising the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee. He is currently involved with the Treasury's User and Preparer Group for central government accounts and recently provided insights to the Levelling up, Housing and Communities select committee. With a PhD from the University of Cambridge, his research focuses on the historical and contemporary role of accounting and audit in government, resulting in published articles addressing these topics.
Richard’s role as Chair at the Office for Budget Responsibility started in October 2020 for a five-year term. His career began at HM Treasury in 2000, focusing on domestic and international macroeconomic issues and leading the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review. In 2008, he joined the International Monetary Fund, heading the Fiscal Affairs Department's Public Finance Division, working on fiscal reform globally. From 2016 to 2019 he was Director of Fiscal Policy overseeing fiscal strategy, debt management, and treasury operations, and serving as Acting Chief Economist. He was also a Research Associate at the Resolution Foundation, publishing papers on fiscal rules, public investment, and the economic and fiscal impact of the coronavirus.
Ed Humpherson, the head of the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR), focuses on ensuring that statistics and data benefit the public. OSR promotes access to high-quality statistics that accurately represent society and drives data quality improvements across the UK government. He serves as Vice Chair of The Motability Foundation, trustee of Pro Bono Economics, and participates in advisory roles with organizations like the Regulatory Policy Institute, Admin Data Research UK, and the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence. Ed holds a Chartered Accountant certification and is affiliated with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Alison, who joined ICAEW in 2020, serves as the Director of the Public Sector team, supporting members engaged in public sector work and sustainable finances. Since September 2021, she also held the role of Director of the Tax team, representing ICAEW's voice in tax matters for both professionals and the public interest. Before ICAEW, Alison spent 25 years at HMRC, including a role as a Commissioners' Advisory Accountant. She previously worked in practice, where she qualified as a chartered accountant.
The conference is an excellent forum of bringing together practitioners, auditors and interested stakeholders to hear from leaders and debate how everyone in the ecosystem works together to tackle key priorities and issues with the objective at all times of ensuring accountability for taxpayers money.
I thoroughly enjoyed the event which had great speakers who combined their professionalism with a candid retelling of their experiences and working life examples.
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