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

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

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    December briefing for audit committee chairs
    6 December 2022—10:00 am–12:00 pm

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

    Invitations to our December event will be emailed in September.

    Past presentations

    View the presentation slides from our past events.

    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.

    This session for departments and statutory bodies focussed on how QAO in partnership with the public sector can improve financial reporting. Making financial reports more accessible, readable and meaningful to the users has been on the radar for international accounting standard setters for several years. The 2015 Technical Audit Update covered three interrelated topics: simplification of financial reports, addressing disclosure requirements of new accounting standards and accounting for organisational changes.

    This session for the chairs of the Health and Hospitals Services sector covered a technical update including depreciated replacement cost and budgetary reporting. QAO also provided advice on simplifying financial reporting and activity based funding.

    In this briefing for audit committee chairs, QAO gave an update on the key matters found in the recent reports to parliament and QAO's future direction including how we are enhancing our client engagement.

    This briefing for audit committee chairs provided an overview of the new Strategic Audit Plan and presented the recent client survey results. Advice was provided around the findings on internal controls and QAO's expectations for year-end were discussed.