CIAN holds quarterly meetings for members at which expert speakers talk on selected subjects. The talk is followed by a group discussion and an informal networking session.  If you have any suggestions for topics or themes for future network meetings, or you would just like further information, please email us. Details of upcoming network meetings are posted below.

The next CIAN network meetings in 2018 is: 

  • Wednesday 24 July 2019 at Crowe - Please note this will be an all day event to celebrate CIAN's 25th anniversary.

After this date the following meeting will take place at Haysmacintyre in October 2019.  

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posted 25 Mar 2019, 03:29 by CIAN Administrator

The next CIAN training day will be on 17 May 2019  - Auditing Data Protection, GDPR and Data Risk.

Book on creative and innovative auditing

posted 16 Jan 2018, 05:20 by CIAN Administrator

Professor Jeffrey Ridley who previously spoke to us on creative and innovative auditing has now published his book from which the subject matter of his talk was based. He has kindly provided a discount flyer for CIAN members. Please see attached.

Previous training courses

posted 6 Jan 2017, 04:12 by CIAN Administrator   [ updated 26 Jun 2018, 14:10 ]

Root Cause Analysis Training - John Chesshire
A one day course covering root cause analysis. As internal auditors we can use root cause analysis to obtain a clearer sense of what has gone wrong and create robust solutions to avoid a similar incident happening again.The course defined root cause analysis, explained its benefits and the theory behind it as well as providing different techniques that can be used and advice to ensure success and avoid pitfalls.  

Assurance Mapping - James Patterson (Risk & Assurance Insights Ltd)
Training to help you identify different assurance mechanisms across your organisation in order to maximise the level of assurance you can provide. The idea of assurance mapping seems straightforward but there are many stories of lengthy, complex and incomplete assurance mapping efforts. This workshop will give you a good grounding in the principles and practical application of assurance maps so you can start using this approach with greater confidence in a range of ways including audit planning, assignment management, overall audit opinions and identifying efficiency opportunities between audit and compliance functions.

Fraud and Investigations Training - John Baker (Moore Stephens) - presented twice now due to popularity
An intensive course covering-introduction to fraud (definitions, risks, controls, indicators and whistleblowing), the Investigation/Intelligence cycle, collection of hard copy/paper evidence, handling referrals and when to involve other agencies or entities, investigation planning, case management, conducting a search, IT tools, analysing findings, Interviewing, recoveries and sanctions, reporting and closing down an investigation.

Introduction to Risk Based Internal Auditing - Chloe Tyler 
A one day course in internal auditing techniques. Through a range of case studies, group discussions, and facilitator presentations this course will discuss the development and importance of the Internal Audit practice and risk based auditing. It will teach attendees basic skills, techniques and tips to identify and assess risks in order to write a risk based internal audit programme for any system or process, through to testing, reporting and follow-up.

Previous CIAN Network meeting presentations

posted 27 Jun 2016, 14:24 by CIAN Administrator   [ updated 20 Feb 2019, 08:02 ]

 January 2019 Risk Management: horizon scanning and considerations for the internal audit process – Richard Evans, Crowe

Dealing with Challenging Stakeholders and Difficult Messages: In Theory and in Practice – Vanessa Clark, Wellcome Trust

 EGM: Change to CIAN Constitution

 Group discussion: Upcoming 2019 Benchmarking survey

 October 2018
 Auditing projects - Rakesh Vaitha, Hayesmacintyre

 Fraud - Dave Carter, British Council

 Risk culture - Rachel Mandeville, Wellcome Trust

July 2018
 Safeguarding - Professor Paul Kingston, Director Centre for Ageing Studies, Chester University

 GDPR Update - Richard Evans, Crowe UK

 May 2018 Internal Audit and the Culture Trend - Dr. Ian Peters MBE, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors

 Benchmarking Survey Results - Matthew Evans, CIAN Committee

 January2018 Data Analytics - Richard Evans Partner & Head of Risk and Assurance for Non-Profits, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP

 Fraud Investigations - Robert Browell, Macmillan Cancer Support

 October 2017 ICT Audits in small charities – key challenges, emerging risks, and a framework for success - Paul Sypko (Partner) and Keith Collins (Senior Consultant), Adapta Consulting

 Crisis Management - Darren Goorwappa, Head of Internal Audit, Community Integrated Care

 The Fundraising Regulator’s First Year and Priorities for Year 2 - Gerald Oppenheim, Head of Policy and Communications, Fundraising Regulator
 July 2017    Small Audit Functions Meeting (Special Interest Group)  

 2017 AGM 

 Alix Garfath-Cox, Crowe Clark Whitehill - What Charities Need to Know about GDPR

 Gaynor Miller, Christian Aid & Mark Lomas, Water Aid - Peer Review Case Study

 April 2017        Matthew Evans - CIAN Benchmarking Survey Results

 Professor Jeffrey Ridley, FIIA CIA FCIS - Creative and Innovative Auditing

 Louis Dockree, Moore Stephens - Counter Fraud/Bribery Policies
 February 2017 Andrew Parkes, Malaria Consortium - Business Continuity for Charities

Lorraine Owens, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP - Employment Tax Update for Charities
 October 2016 Liz Sandwith, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA) - CIIA Update and How it Can Support CIAN

 Gill Eastwood, Canal & River Trust - My Journey as a Head of Audit/ Co-sourcing/ Outsourcing

 Judith Miller, Sayer Vincent LLP - Organisational Culture and Internal Audit 

 July 2016

 Sara I. James, Getting Words to Work - Practical and playful tips on report-writing

 John Chesshire, JC Audit Training Ltd - How to lose £2.6m and get promoted: the perils of mandate fraud

 April 2016

 Gerald Bates, Moore Stephens and Stephanie Bidden, Bates Wells Braithwaite - Managing Partnerships – Implementing Programmes

 Martyn Croft, Salvation Army - Information Security in the Third Sector

 January 2016

 Gary Evans, FIT Business Solutions Limited - Fundraising and Data Protection

 Jonathan Orchard, Sayer Vincent LLP, Rachel Mandeville, Wellcome Trust - Key Risk Management Lessons and Opportunities from Kids Company

 October 2015

 Mayur Paul, Bond – Reputation Risk

 Mark Edwards, Capital Network Solutions Ltd – Cybersecurity

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