We host events for our clients to raise awareness of emerging issues and share our insights. 

  • Technical audit update for public sector chief financial officers and finance managers
  • Briefings for public sector audit committee chairs
  • Insights sessions for clients and stakeholders
  • Briefings for parliamentary staff

We also present at a range of professional and industry conferences throughout the year.

Upcoming events

Our next event will be our Technical audit update for chief financial officers on 17 February 2021.

If your contact details have changed or if you have any queries, please contact your QAO Engagement Leader.

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    Client technical update
    17 February 2021—9:30 am–12:00 pm

    Each year, QAO holds a technical update for chief financial officers of Queensland public sector and local government entities.

    Invitations with a link to register for this event have been sent.

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    May briefing for audit committee chairs
    6 May 2021—10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Biannually, QAO briefs public sector and local government audit committee chairs.

    Invitations to our May event will be emailed in March.

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    Cairns workshop for audit service providers
    15–16 November 2021

    We provide a workshop for our audit service providers yearly, in both Cairns and Brisbane (with the same agenda).

    This event will run over two days, with a late start on the first day to accommodate attendees flying in. 

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    Brisbane workshop for audit service providers
    19 November 2021—9:00 am–4:00 pm

    We provide a workshop for our audit service providers each year in both Cairns and Brisbane (with the same agenda).

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    December briefing for audit committee chairs
    7 December 2021—10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Biannually, QAO briefs chairs of public sector and local government audit committees.

    Past presentations

    View the presentation slides from our past events.

    In this briefing for audit committee chairs we provided a QAO update, an overview of our areas of focus, and insights on our recent reports to parliament and new approach to following up report recommendations. 

    In this briefing for audit committee chairs, we provided a QAO update, and reporting update, and discussed key focus areas relating to COVID-19. 

    In this annual update, QAO and Queensland Treasury provided an update on auditing and accounting standards, reporting, and learnings from some of our recent reports to parliament.

    In this briefing for audit committee chairs we provided a QAO update, discussed insights from Managing cyber security risks (Report 3: 2019–20), and presented insights and trends for internal audit from IAA-Australia.

    In this briefing for audit committee chairs we discussed topical issues, audit analytics, year end readiness, standards updates, recent fraud attempts, and the impacts of culture on audit risk. We also provided an overview of our upcoming audit program.

    In this annual update, QAO and Queensland Treasury discussed the new audit standards, and reporting.

    In this briefing for audit committee chairs, we provided a session on maintaining confidence in public sector reporting, discussed some emerging issues from our recent performance audit reports to parliament, provided an overview of our upcoming reports, and held a Q&A session on the new accounting standards.

    In this briefing for audit committee chairs, we provided an update on QAO's business; a technical update on upcoming standards changes, timeliness and quality of reporting, and electronic signatures; an overview of our new Strategic Audit Plan 2018-21, and a presentation on our latest reports to parliament on fraud and risk assessments.

    At this forum, QAO discussed key messages, risks and issues specifically related to the health sector, and held a round table discussion of issues identified by ARC Chairs.

    In this annual update on financial reporting, QAO and Queensland Treasury gave an update on upcoming standards changes, briefed clients on machinery of government changes, and provided an update on QAO reporting and business.