The Committee received a report of the Corporate Director of Resources which provided an update on the work that had been carried out by Internal Audit during the period 1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022, as part of the Internal Audit Plan for the first six months of 2022/23 (for copy see file on minutes).
In response to a query from Mr Rudd regarding the impact on audits due to staffing issues, the Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager assured the Committee that audits relating to high priority areas and key financial systems were the main focus and would continue to be reviewed. Operational challenges and the national shortage of auditors were noted, however additional resources such as agency staff were being considered to assist with the backlog. A further update would be provided at the next meeting.
That the report be noted.