Report of the Audit and Risk Manager
The Audit and Risk Manager submitted a report (previously circulated) to provide Members with the annual report against the 2019/20 Annual Audit Plan in accordance with Audit Services’ role and terms of reference.
The submitted report outlined progress to date on audit assignment work, consultancy/contingency activity and performance indicators; and in relation to Audit Services’ and highlighted that all agreed work had been completed.
It was reported that the shared service was a new service beginning 1 April 2017 and brought together two teams from different organisations as well as a new approach to delivering the audit opinion.
It was also reported that the Annual Report should be considered in the context of fulfilling the function to monitor the adequacy and effectiveness of the Council’s internal control environment and the Internal Audit service provided.
It was highlighted that there had been number of changes that had been required to the original plan including the significant impact on working arrangements and priorities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
RESOLVED – That the annual repot against the 2019/20 Annual Audit plan be noted.