Audit Follow Ups
Once an audit report is issued, it is important to carry out updates to ensure that Management takes actions on the recommendations included in the report. Various types of updates can take place. Follow-ups are considered as an integral part of the Internal Audit Function’s work which can also follow-up on management letters issued by External Auditors. The seminar’s main focus will be from an Internal Audit’s perspective however it will also touch upon the subject from an External Audit’s perspective.
INGRID AZZOPARDI, is the Group Internal Auditor of GO and is the Vice Chairperson of the Malta Forum for Internal Auditors, of which she is a founding member. She has over twenty three years’ experience leading an internal audit function. Her responsibilities for the Internal Audit Function also include fraud prevention, detection and investigation. Ms. Azzopardi sits on the HSBC Life Assurance (Malta) Ltd. Board and chairs its Audit Committee.
On an international level Ms. Azzopardi sits on the Executive Committee of the Forum for the Irregular International Network Access (FIINA) and for the past thirteen years has chaired the Interconnect committee of this Forum which holds regular conference calls. Ms. Azzopardi has represented the GO Group at a number of conferences held locally and abroad and presented a number of papers on audit, revenue assurance and telecommunications fraud at International Fora.
Ms. Azzopardi has held various positions within the Go Group and throughout her career with the GO Group Ms Azzopardi has also been responsible for the Security Function, Business Continuity Planning and Enterprise Wide Risk Management.
She has held Board positions at the Housing Authority, the Teatru Manoel and the Mediterranean Conference Centre.