Report of the Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager
The Joint Committee received a report of the Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager that provided an opinion which makes
conclusions on the overall adequacy and effectiveness of the Committee’s Framework of Governance, Risk Management and Control (for copy see file of minutes).
The Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager advised that the report provides a ‘Substantial’ overall assurance opinion on the
adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management and
internal control arrangements operating across the Joint Committee in
2021/22 and the ‘Substantial’ opinion identifies that there is a sound system of control.
Town Councillor D Ranyard referred to the best practice recommendation identified during the audit and asked if the issue with the system double counting the number of cremations had been resolved. The Bereavement Services Manager and Registrar confirmed that the issue with the software had been resolved and added that manual recording would continue.
Members congratulated the Crematorium staff on receiving the ‘Substantial’ assurance opinion and thanked the Audit Team for the work carried out during the audit process.
That the content of the Annual Internal Audit Report and the overall
‘Substantial’ opinion provided on the adequacy and effectiveness of the
governance, risk management and control environment for 2021/22 be noted.