Lisa Robertson
Driving environmental sustainability – where to start?
by Lisa Robertson
24 August 2021

‘Urgent action is needed to address climate change or the world will soon face catastrophe’. This warning from Alok Sharma, UK climate minister is echoed in the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Yet, the report makes clear that there is still time to act.

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Are you ready for the year-end audit?
by Lisa Robertson
28 April 2021

This year's audit of financial statements will feel strange to anyone used to the annual process. It has been a year like no other and that will be reflected in the accounts and the audit. Temporary financial regimes, centrally funded protective clothing, lost income and accruals for unprecedented levels of untaken holiday are key features. But, while the context may be unique, the fundamentals of a smooth audit remain the same as always.

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Lisa Robertson
Changing working practices of the NHS finance function
by Lisa Robertson
05 August 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way the NHS operates. As the NHS resets, there is a desire to take the opportunity to create a new normal for the role of the NHS finance professional that best meets the needs of the NHS of the future.

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Audit reports provide key tool for audit committees
by Lisa Robertson
04 June 2020

To fulfil their responsibilities, audit committees should ensure they use all sources of information available including management and auditor reports

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Year-end: non-executives’ critical role
by Lisa Robertson
21 February 2020

Are non-executive directors and lay members ready for the year-end annual report and accounts process?

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Corporate governance mapped
by Lisa Robertson
13 September 2018

A new tool from the HFMA for the first time gives access to all relevant NHS corporate governance documents from a single place.

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Lisa Robertson
Strengthening system governance
by Lisa Robertson
20 August 2018

System working is here to stay and will be a key part of the 10-year plan – vital to its success is strong system governance.

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Lisa Robertson
Ethically speaking
by Lisa Robertson
20 April 2018

Ethical responsibility is at the heart of the accountant's role and integral to governance and accountability in the NHS. A new HFMA briefing reminds finance staff and other stakeholders of these responsibilities.

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