Agenda item

Internal Audit Annual Report and Opinion

Report of the Audit and Risk Manager


The Audit and Risk Manager submitted a report (previously circulated) to provide Members with the annual report of the testing undertaken in the previous 12 months 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.


RESOLVED – That the annual report of the results of testing during the previous 12 months and the overall opinion statement be noted.

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