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.

    This session for departments and statutory bodies focussed on how QAO, in partnership with the public sector, can improve financial reporting. The audit update covered three interrelated topics: simplification of financial reports, addressing disclosure requirements of new accounting standards and accounting for organisational changes.

    The Financial Accountability Act 2009 and subordinate legislation ensures agencies are held accountable for their performance by requiring them to publicly report results - through annual reports and the Service Delivery Statements. This accountability mechanism helps the community gain a better understanding of value of the government services being delivered to Queenslanders. The performance information can also be used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government services.

    The objective of this audit is to assess whether public sector entities effectively measure, monitor and report the:

    • delivery of government services
    • achievement of whole of government priorities
    • continuous improvement of the public service 

    A workshop was held on Thursday 5 December 2013 and Friday 14 February 2014 to research experiences across agencies in monitoring and reporting performance. 

    QAO provided the chairs of public sector audit committees with a brief on internal controls (Report 6: 2012-13), the results of a survey with the audit committee chairs and the results of QAO's client survey. The Strategic Audit Plan was also presented.

    This briefing for chief financial officers and finance managers offered an overview of QAO's reports to parliament, including a brief from KPMG on a survey of fraud, bribery and corruption in Australia and New Zealand. QAO also provided a technical update.