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February 8, 2021
How to minimise risk in return to "normal": Audit "hot topics" for 2021

As we settle into 2021 – a year that must be better than 2020 – it is important to consider emerging risks and test the design of controls.

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January 29, 2021
Probity in Major Procurement – Risk and Reward

Without a robust Probity Plan you are essentially “playing chicken” with every major procurement move you make – the consequences of not having a plan are significant.

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January 13, 2021
Ombudsman Reports: Deficiencies uncovered regarding Council Conflicts of Interest and State Government Whistleblower Reforms

A recent investigation found a Council had acted contrary to law by holding public functions in 2016 and 2017 in the incompletely refurbished Civic Centre before gaining the required occupation certificate.

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January 5, 2021
Centium Restructures for Future Growth

Centium has recently restructured to facilitate future growth.

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December 22, 2020
Don’t be silly during the silly season!

In the personal sphere, gifts are a wonderful thing. But in our working lives, they are far more problematic. Is the gift – or benefit as it is most often described in policy documents – just a token of respect or does it come with unspoken strings attached?

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December 16, 2020
Beware of scammers and spammers

Scammers and spammers won’t be taking a break this Holiday Season. Their ‘market focus’ will switch to the personal affairs and business of all those at home or on a holiday break. In fact, scammers and spammers have already been very busy this year.

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December 7, 2020
How Local Government can maximise the benefits of Internal Audit

What package of internal audit activities deliver the most value to a council’s operations – and to the community that the council serves?

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November 30, 2020
Steve Kent joins Centium in Associate Director Business Development role

Steve brings with him ‘hands on’ experience and knowledge of managing the successful delivery of internal audit, risk management, advisory, internal control/process improvement, investigations and consulting related services.

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November 27, 2020
The benefits of reengineering in Amalgamated Councils

The reality of creating merged Councils has precipitated the need for new approaches to almost everything - from strategies and policies to creating teams and organisation structures, new identities and branding.

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November 23, 2020
Centium welcomes Richard Baecher as our new Director of Cyber & IT

Richard brings with him extensive experience in and knowledge of ICT management consulting, electronic service delivery, and cyber and information security

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November 20, 2020
Hybrid auditing: transitioning to a blend of on and offsite fieldwork

We are looking beyond COVID-19, and beyond now, to a hybrid model of delivery that will achieve increased efficiencies and outcomes for our clients.

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November 13, 2020
Managing misconduct during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurturing our people, implementing better internal controls, and carrying out fair and effective investigations of misconduct are critically important to protect our employees, our assets, and our brand.

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