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Providing audit assurance on digital services in the public sector

Important information

This event will be delivered online via the platform Webex. Registered delegates will receive joining instructions two days prior to the event. 

The event recording, if available, will be ready to view on our website within five working days, post-event to members only. CPE certificates will be sent to all delegates who attended within 10 working days, post-event.

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A practitioner-level event examining how public sector bodies review their digital services offered, with a view to providing stakeholders assurance that there are adequate controls in place through the end-to-end process and that the anticipated benefits are being realised/reported.

What will I learn? 

  • To examine and discuss best practice for providing internal audit assurance on digital services within the public sector 
  • To gain competence and confidence, in line with public sector internal audit standards, in auditing the area of digital services within the public sector


  • Lorraine Twyford - Scotland Committee Member, Chartered IIA
  • John Chesshire - South West Committee Chair, Chartered IIA 
  • Keith Robertson - Head of Architecture, Register of Scotland
  • Lois MacFadyen - Head of Digital Assurance Office, Scottish Government
  • Andrew Paterson - Chief Internal Auditor, Orkney Islands Council 

CPE core competencies

  • Internal audit delivery

1.5 CPE points


14:00 - 14:10

Welcome and introductions
Lorraine Twyford

14:10 - 14:30

Changes to digital assurance auditing
John Chesshire

14:30 - 14:50

Designing in assurance
Keith Robertson

14:50 - 15:10

Role of digital assurance office
Lois MacFadyen

15:10 - 15:30

Public sector digital services assurance 
Andrew Paterson 

15:30 - 16:00




This event has been organised by our Scotland committee



23 March 2021


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