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; a technical update on key audit matters, the impact of new standards, early close processes, and public sector issues; and a briefing on IT security and cyber risk.

    In this briefing for audit committee chairs, QAO previewed topics from the Strategic audit plan 2017–20, gave a technical update on key audit matter reporting, related party disclosure, lease recognition, and revenue recognition, and spoke about the timeliness and quality of financial reporting.

     

    Please note: the video has audio issues for the first 10 minutes due to technical issues. 

    QAO covered topics including the timeliness and quality of financial reporting, an accounting update, long form audit opinion, and asset valuation.

    In this annual update on financial reporting, QAO and Queensland Treasury gave an accounting and Treasury update, and briefed clients on the timeliness and quality of financial reporting, long form audit opinion, and asset valuation.

    In this briefing for Queensland public sector audit committee chairs, QAO covered wider learnings from our reports to parliament, key audit matters, and the timeliness and quality of financial statements.

    In this briefing for Queensland public sector audit committee chairs, QAO covered its strategic audit planning process and approach, the new fraud and corruption self-assessment tool and risk and innovation including risk appetite, preserving and growing value.

    This session for Queensland's chief finance officers and financial managers covered simplified financial reporting; audit changes; asset valuation; wider learnings from our recent reports to parliament and the role of the public sector in improving public services.

    QAO provided the chairs of Queensland's audit committees with advice on improving public services and insights around publically available information and entity-specific information. QAO also provided an update on its new approach to data.

    This presentation provides QAO's insights and advice on asset valuation. It was made to the CPA Australia Congress on 15 October 2015.

    This briefing for audit committee chairs covered our strategic audit program and some insights from our reports to parliament on internal control systems (Report 1: 2015-16) and fraud management in local government (Report 19: 2014-15). We also discussed simplification of financial reporting and provided a technical update on asset valuations and residual values.