By Nurul Syafiqah Abd Rahman

In today’s dynamic environment where the public sector faces unprecedented challenges, the need for a robust internal audit function is more pronounced than ever. As organisational risks grow in complexity, the internal audit function must rally to the forefront to ensure that public sector entities are well governed and sustainable.

As we progress through the evolving landscape of public sector auditing, our goal is to explore how internal auditors can take on a pivotal role by replicating best practices, embracing digital technology, and integrating a risk-based mindset to optimise the performance and deliverables of the public sector. 

As such, the upcoming Public Sector Internal Audit Conference in 2024 will further explore the theme of “Shaping Tomorrow’s Governance: Innovation in Public Sector Auditing”. This Conference will gather experts, thought leaders and practitioners to delve into how internal auditors can step up and contribute to developing and implementing organisational strategy. 

Co-organised by The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and The Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia, the conference is scheduled to take place on 22 February 2024 at Wyndham Grand Bangsar Kuala Lumpur.

Following are the key session highlights scheduled for the Conference:

In this session, learn how organisations can proactively adapt to ensure adherence to regulations and effectively address the complexities associated with governance and compliance hurdles. 

Risk-based auditing is crucial to improving assurance and advisory services in the public sector. In this panel session, participants will be guided on developing more effective risk-based audit plans to improve organisational performance.

Discover the transformative influence that sustainability has on internal controls and risk management. Gain insights into the crucial role of synchronised sustainability initiatives towards effective governance and accountability within an organisation.

Advancements in technology and data analytics are revolutionising auditing practices. In this panel session, participants will explore how the adoption of data-driven methodologies can not only enhance transparency, accuracy, and efficiency but also play a significant role in shaping the future of auditing.

Discover effective strategies and tactics employed by Arahan Perbendaharaan (Pindaan 2023) to combat fraud, along with practical insights for implementing measures to address leakages and corruption within the Malaysian public sector.

This session focuses on strategies for aligning procurement processes with regulations and with emphasis on the importance of integrating compliance measures for enhanced value creation.

For more information on the Public Sector Internal Audit Conference 2024, please click here

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