19. - 20 October
Join us for the annual IIA Latvia conference October 19 - 21, 2022 !
Every year IIA Latvia organizes an international conference for internal auditors, risk managers and other professionals. The conference will cover topics like internal control, corporate governance, sustainability, the impact of technology on internal audit and the latest trends relevant to the audit field. IIA Latvia has invited highly qualified, professional lecturers who are experts in their field and who will provide the conference participants with actual and useful information.
By joining in the conference, you will improve your knowledge and get up-to-date information on internal audit and related areas. You will also have the opportunity to evaluate how current skills, actions, choices and decisions will affect the future of the profession.
October 19 - 20 conference program is available below.
On October 21 the Ministry of Finance of Latvia in close cooperation with the Institute of Internal Auditors of Latvia, will remotely organize the conference “Developed management and internal audit in the public sector”, Conference Agenda is available HERE. Participation in the Conference is free, as it is financed by the EU Structural Reform Support Programme. Registration for the 3rd Conference day is available here: https://konference.fm.gov.lv/
3 rd conference day target Audience – State secretaries of the ministries, Heads of the institutions, Heads of local governments and their deputies, middle level managers, internal auditors of the state administration, state-owned enterprises, local governments and the private sector and others interested.
The conference will be held virtually via ZOOM application. The working language is English and Latvian with simultaneous translation. Please keep in mind there can be changes due to unexpected circumstances.
Expand Your professional network and enhance Your knowledge in fields related to internal audit!
Insights and best practices on hot topics from local and foreign experts.
Opportunity to discuss and share best practices with the speakers and colleagues.
Receive 13 continuous professional education hours (CPE)
During the lecture we will discuss both the challenges of corporate governance and the signals of bad governance, as well as the motivation of companies and organizations to implement corporate governance principles.
We will also discuss how to promote cooperation and interaction between important "players" in the corporate governance structure - shareholders, supervisory board, management board, management team, internal auditor - to achieve strategic goals.
The lecture will provide a brief insight into the modern understanding of the concept of sustainability. A series of questions will be discussed that reflect problems and solutions with the so-called "sustainability metrics".
In the first part lecturer will focus on the most typical errors the auditors of European Court of Auditors have been finding in EU-funded projects for years.
The lecturer will devote the second part to the problems of budget and financial management as several decisions mark a truly historic change in EU finances and in the following years (2021-2027) EU will be able to spend EUR 1.8 trillion which is the greatest amount ever. Therefore, proper and efficient management of EU finances will become even more important. This means greater responsibility both for the Commission and the Member States and also for European Court of Auditors.
Why break in through a locked door when you can get in through an open window? Lecture will cover problematic issues related to supply chain attacks and possible solutions to mitigate the risks.
The European Commission's idea for a new form of support, or NextGenEU, requires reliance on national controls. Member States will be able to use their traditional control systems and not waste resources to create a specific system strictly dictated by the European Commission, as was the case until now. It sounds very encouraging, but in a situation where the management and control system is weak or not structured, sufficiently described and transparent, it can lead to rather unpleasant consequences.
The lecture will present the view of the auditors of the Recovery Fund on the new challenges.
Drawing on her global experience in internal audit communications, Sara will discuss recent changes in practice across the world. What should internal auditors focus on to prompt meaningful change in their organizations? And what myths or outdated habits can they discard? As you will see in this brief yet interactive session, less is usually more.
What is effective communication and how to use it in your everyday life? How do different audiences perceive messages and why is it important to prepare? What are the most common mistakes in communication and how to use arguments wisely in conversations?