IIA to revise code of conduct for internal auditors
Financial Times, 9 September
Internal auditors of financial companies are to get a new UK code of conduct, aimed at securing them increased resources and respect, while getting them to focus more on risk management, the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors has announced.
RSA appoints new group chief auditor
HITC Business, 7 September
Global insurer RSA has announced Caroline Ramsay’s appointment as group chief auditor. Ramsay replaces Anne Jaeger, who has returned to Denmark to take on the role of chief risk and compliance officer for RSA Scandinavia.
Hundreds of computers go missing from Glasgow City Council
IT Pro, 4 September
Scotland’s largest local authority, Glasgow City Council, audited its IT estate after the theft of two laptops in May to find that 286 laptops and 487 desktop PCs were unaccounted for, as well as nearly 100 other items, such as smartphones and memory sticks.
Northern Ireland Housing Executive slammed over maintenance deals
Belfast Telegraph, 4 September
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive has failed to tackle the potential for fraud and shoddy workmanship, according to a report by the NI Audit Office, which found that the executive had left itself open to losses in maintenance contracts totalling £200m in 2006-11.
The report raised concerns about a range of other issues, including the treatment of whistle-blowers and findings that senior managers were resistant to negative internal audit findings and had suppressed a critical report on its disposals of land.