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Agenda item

Annual Internal Audit Report 2013/14

Report of the Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager.

Minutes:

The Chairman introduced the Principal Auditor, Internal Audit, David Mitchell who was in attendance to speak to Members as regards the Annual Internal Audit Report 2013/14 (for copy see file of minutes).

 

The Principal Auditor thanked Members for the opportunity to present the report on behalf of the Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager and reminded the Joint Committee that the Annual Internal Audit Report fulfilled the requirements of Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS) and CIPFA Local Government Application note for the Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager to deliver an annual audit opinion. It was added that this in turn would then inform the Annual Governance Statement, to be considered by the Joint Committee at its next meeting. 

 

Members were informed that the report looked at the Joint Committee’s systems of governance, risk management and internal control and that from the work undertaken the Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager was able to provide a “Full” overall assurance opinion of the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control operating across the Joint Committee in 2013/14.

 

The Chair thanked the Principal Auditor, and the Joint Committee thanked the Officers involved in respect of their hard work in achieving the “Full” overall assurance opinion.

 

Resolved:

 

That the content of the Annual Internal Audit Report and the overall “Full” opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Joint Committee’s control environment for 2013/14 be noted.

 

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