- 28 Sep 2021 Online
This course is designed for professionals who are responsible or involved in the Board approval process until the final release of the Audited Financial Statements (AFS). It will guide you with the necessary standards, policies and procedure s in obtaining approvals through the Audit Committee, Board and other parties, and to understand the stakeholders and deadlines for release to satisfy both regulatory and market expectations. This course is designed for Listed Companies to give an in depth understanding of the policies and procedures for the approval of audited financial statements, regulatory lodgements with applicable regulators, and release to stakeholders.
The impacts of COVID-19 and remote working on the audit and Board approval process will also be discussed, including new risks in obtaining assurance from auditors and compliance with regulatory requirements for meetings relating to audited accounts.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for professionals who are involved in the preparation or release of audited financial approvals, including finance and accounting professionals, Financial Analysts, Auditors, Internal Controls, Investor Relations and Company Secretaries. This is course will also be beneficial to profession als in Banking, Credit Risk, Public Relations Management, and those who are engaged in Shares and Securities Trading.
Benefits of Attending
- Identify the roles, duties and responsibilities for audited financial approvals
- Recognise the regulators, standards and policies
- Create reporting formats for the audit committee review
- Understand the procedures in interaction and finalisation with External Auditors
- Comprehend the methods for the audit committee and board review and approval
- Understand the process for release of the Annual Financial Statements
Sharon Ditchburn is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and ICSA (UK), a Certified Practicing Accountant, and holds legal qualifications from Australia, as well as an MBA specialising in Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship and Strategy.
Sharon has been registered as an Authorised Individual by the DFSA since 2007 with a wide range of regulated entities, including investment banks, brokerages, trust companies and wealth managers. Sharon also has wide-ranging experience at senior management level in Australia and the UAE in industries such as energy, mining, IT and banking. Since arriving in the UAE in 2003, she has worked with a wide range of listed, private and government owned enterprises in the GCC, including financial institutions, stock exchanges, private industrial firms, government departments and family owned businesses.
Sharon is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (USA). She is a recipient of the Solvi Stenbro Prize in Ethics (QUT). She is one of the few individuals in the GCC certified by the IFC/World Bank to deliver their Director Development Programmes.
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