AUDIT, GOVERNANCE & STANDARDS COMMITTEE

18 NOVEMBER 2019

 

Internal Audit Interim Report 2019/20

 

Final Decision-Maker

Audit, Governance & Standards Committee

Lead Head of Service

Rich Clarke, Head of Audit Partnership

Lead Officer and Report Author

Rich Clarke, Head of Audit Partnership

Classification

Public

Wards affected

All

 

Executive Summary and Purpose of Report

 

The report summarises, for Member information, progress towards delivering the 2019/20 Audit & Assurance Plan approved by this Committee on 19 March 2019.

 

 

This report makes the following recommendations to this Committee:

1.   That progress so far on completing the 2019/20 Audit and Assurance Plan be noted.

 

 

 

Timetable

Meeting

Date

Audit, Governance & Standards Committee

18 November 2019



Internal Audit Interim Report 2019/20

 

1.       CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS

 

 

Issue

Implications

Sign-off

Impact on Corporate Priorities

We do not expect the recommendations will by themselves materially affect achievement of corporate priorities.  However, they will support the Councilís overall achievement of its aims by promoting good governance.

Rich Clarke

Head of Audit Partnership

 

7 November 2019

Cross Cutting Objectives

The report recommendation supports achievement of cross cutting objectives by supporting good governance.

Risk Management

No additional implications.

 

Financial

We will continue towards delivering the plan within already agreed budgets.

Staffing

We will continue towards delivering the plan within agreed staffing levels.

Legal

Accepting the recommendation will help the Council towards meeting its obligations under the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015.

Privacy and Data Protection

No new implications.

Equalities

No new implications

Public Health

No new implications

Crime and Disorder

No new implications

Procurement

No further procurement exercises required.

 

 

2.††† INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

 

2.1†† This Committee approved the 2019/20 Audit and Assurance Plan at its meeting on 19 March 2019.† This report summarises progress towards delivering the plan up to the end of October, as it works towards culminating in a Head of Audit Opinion in July 2020.

 

 

 


 

 

3.        PREFERRED OPTION AND REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS

 

3.1     We present the report for Member information and for noting.

 

 

4.       CONSULTATION RESULTS AND PREVIOUS COMMITTEE FEEDBACK

 

4.1     The format and information presented in the report builds on Committee feedback to previous audit summary reports.

 

 

5.        REPORT APPENDICES

 

               Appendix 1: Internal Audit Interim Report 2019/20

 

 

6.        BACKGROUND PAPERS

 

Full audit reports supporting the summarised findings are available on request.