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ACT Members Meeting August

Aligned Assurance - and the Three Lines of Defence Model


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Chris Puschak, PMIIA, CIA, CGAP will provide an explanation of the Aligned Assurance model and how it can be used within the context of internal audit in the public sector, together with how it relates to and can work in conjunction with the three lines of defence model.

Aligned Assurance, sometimes also referred to as Integrated Assurance is an approach that recognises the different assurance providers and seeks to coordinate the assurance effort. Seemingly consistent then, with the Three Lines of Defence model which also acknowledges the different roles of assurance providers, why do we have a different approach?

Aligned Assurance has come from the philosophy that the Three Lines Model establishes different assurance standards at each line, and that the lines are not necessarily working in harmony with each other. This may include duplication, gaps and mis-matched expectations. One way that the profession has sought to overcome this is with a detailed Assurance Map, which may delve deeper into the levels of assurance that each activity provides.

Chris will explain some of the history of the models, the pros and cons of the approaches and conclude with some thought provoking discussion points for participants to take back to their workplace and consider how they are delivering their assurance activities.

Networking and light refreshments from 12, presentation starts at 12.30 with question time to follow.


Chris Puschak PMIIA CIA CGAP
Chris Puschak has been instrumental in the facilitation and supervision of risk and quality assurance outcomes within ICT and business projects over the last 20 years, and has led internal audit, risk management and regulatory compliance teams within the private sector and as a leader within several accounting and consulting firms.
Chris is well respected for his insight, forthright nature, can do attitude, and consultative approach. Chris is well known for his stakeholder relationship skills, which resulted in a significant improvement in business outcomes for his employer firms and clients. He has held senior roles and provided strategic direction and insight to senior executives across the ACT and Commonwealth Governments and private industry for the past 20 years. His collaborative leadership style has contributed to productive outcomes in internal audit, risk management, governance, procurement and grants management with a broad range of businesses including health, community, social and human services and safety-related organisations.


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Venue and date:

Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Canberra


Department of Human Services (Doris Blackburn Building)

18 Canberra Ave

Forest, ACT


Status: Available


Members: $0.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Duration and CPE: 2 hours, 1.00 hours

For more information please contact Nicola Price

+61 2 9267 9155