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M23059 - Internal Controls within an organisation: The different roles and responsibilities (Online)

  • 25 Jul 2023
  • 09:15 - 12:30
  • Online Webinar


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 09:00
Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
Speaker: Ms Ingrid Azzopardi
Venue: Online Webinar
Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
MIA Members: €40.00
Non-MIA Members: €75.00
Retired Members: €20.00
Students: €30.00

*Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.


Having an internal control system that is operating effectively and efficiently is important to help businesses achieve their objectives while responding appropriately to risks. The various facets to having a robust internal control system in place falls within the responsibility of different positions within an organisation.

Topics on the agenda

  • An overview of COSO
  • An overview of the three lines of defence
  • Why are controls important?
  • Different types of controls to address different risk categories, focusing on errors and fraud

Why is the session of relevance to our members?

This session highlights the importance of having a robust internal control system in place, together with the different roles and responsibilities of the different parties within an organisation with respect to the internal control system.

Target Audience

Accountants, Internal Auditors and Management


Ms. Ingrid Azzopardi is the Group Internal Auditor at GO plc, a position she has held since November 2000. She is also responsible for fraud prevention and detection, facilitates risk management and leads GO’s sustainability project.
She is a Non-Executive Director at HSBC (Malta) where she chairs the Bank’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Bank’s Risk Committee. She is a former Director of HSBC Life Assurance (Malta) Limited where she chaired the Audit and Risk Committee. She has also sat on the Board of the Housing Authority, Teatru Manoel and the Mediterranean Conference Centre.
Ms. Azzopardi, a Chartered Director, has a Master in Accountancy and holds the CPA Warrant and the Practising Certificate in Auditing.
She is a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the UK Institute of Directors. Ms. Azzopardi is a Member of the Committee of the Malta Forum for Internal Auditors. She is a founding member of the Forum and has held the posts of Vice Chair and Chair of the Committee.
At an international level Ms. Azzopardi was actively involved on the Executive Committee of the Forum for the Irregular International Network Access (FIINA) and chaired the Interconnect Committee of the Forum. Ms. Azzopardi has represented the GO Group at several conferences held locally and abroad and presented on internal audit, revenue assurance and telecommunications fraud at International Fora.


3 Hours Core


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