BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Chartered Accountants Worldwide - ECPv5.14.1//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Chartered Accountants Worldwide X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Chartered Accountants Worldwide BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Europe/London BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:+0000 TZOFFSETTO:+0100 TZNAME:BST DTSTART:20220327T010000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0100 TZOFFSETTO:+0000 TZNAME:GMT DTSTART:20221030T010000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20220120T110000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20220120T120000 DTSTAMP:20220318T185844 CREATED:20211216T185417Z LAST-MODIFIED:20211216T185417Z SUMMARY:Ask ICAS: Managing COVID-19: insights from CAs in the public sector DESCRIPTION:[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic\, the public sector has faced unprecedented challenges to deliver services and help support the economy. These efforts are supported by a huge increase in funding for the NHS\, social care and business\, mostly from UK Government borrowing. In Scotland\, this amounts to an extra £9.7 billion for the Scottish budget of over £40 billion in 2020/21\, with over 170 spending announcements adding complexity. \nDemonstrating appropriate stewardship\, maintaining accountability and transparency of the public finances\, whilst ensuring funding gets to where it is needed\, are essential yet challenging requirements. \nJoin us to hear CAs working in the public sector across the NHS\, local government and audit as they share insights and professional experiences of managing these challenges during and reveal how CA skills were put to good use throughout the pandemic. \nAs we move towards a post-COVID world\, our speakers will also consider the learning points\, future opportunities and challenges for the public sector and its finances. \nKey themes and topics\n\nPublic sector management and audit\nAccountability and transparency of the public finances\nHow CA skills are relevant to the challenge\nPost-COVID recovery – the consequences\, future opportunities and challenges.\n\nSpeakers\n\nAlan Gray CA – Director of Finance\, NHS Grampian\nAlasdair Pinkerton CA – Associate Director\, NHS Scotland\nLorna Meahan CA – Director Economy & Resources\, Dumfries & Galloway Council\nGordon Smail CA – Audit Director\, Audit Scotland\nJohn Baillie CA (chair) – Board member of the Gambling Commission and former Chair of the Accounts Commission.\n\n(Please note that views and opinions expressed by speakers at ICAS webinars are their own and not necessarily reflective of ICAS’ views.) \nWho’s this for?\n\nCAs employed in practice and the public sector\nAnyone interested in public-sector finance\n\nCounts as CPD activity\nDepending upon your individual role and training and development needs\, watching this webinar can count towards your annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Register here” link=”|target:_blank”][vc_column_text](To register you may be prompted to log in with your account details. Please create an account if you do not already have one.) \nBy signing up to an ICAS event you are agreeing to our terms and conditions. Click here to find out more.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] URL: LOCATION:Online Event CATEGORIES:Webinar ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR