This online course by the Parkinson Partnership, is for councillors and clerks who want to understand the role of the internal auditor, and how to appoint one. It will explain the role of the auditor in providing assurance to the council that it has sound financial controls.

Topics include:

* relevant legislation and sources guidance

* roles and responsibilities

* risk management

* the purpose and importance of internal controls

* how the council appoints an internal auditor

* scope of the internal audit

* reviewing internal control

* internal audit reports

* the need to review effectiveness