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Audit Committee - 23 April 2007

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House22nd April 2007

AUDIT COMMITTEE

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Rickmansworth, on Monday, 23 April 2007 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Harry Davies

Sarah Nelmes (Vice-Chairman)

Geoffrey Dunne

John Pendlebury

David Lake

Russell Smith

Richard Laval (Chairman)


Tony Beirne, Director of Strategic Services
13 April 2007

The Audit Committee welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on agenda items. Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes. Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

Please note that all members are invited to this meeting and that there will be a presentation by the Accountancy Manager commencing at 7.00pm on the requirements of the new Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) and the changes members can expect to see in the Statement of Accounts for 2006/07 as a consequence.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 7 March 2007: (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

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3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive any declarations of interest.

5.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - USE OF RESOURCES JUDGEMENTS 2006/07

To receive the Use of Resources Judgements 2006/07 prepared by PKF (UK) LLP, the Council's appointed external auditors.

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (05) use of res judgements. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (05) use of res judgements-app. DOWNLOAD


6.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - ANNUAL AUDIT AND INSPECTION LETTER 2005/06

To receive the Annual Audit and Inspection Letter 2005/06 prepared by the Audit Commission's Relationship Manager, Mr Gary Hammersley.

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (06) annual audit and insp letter. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (06) annual audit and insp letter-app a. DOWNLOAD


7.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - EXTERNAL AUDIT AND INSPECTION PLAN 2007/08

To receive the External Audit and Inspection Plan prepared by the Audit Commission's Relationship Manager, Mr Gary Hammersley, and RSM Robson Rhodes LLP, the Council's appointed external auditors with effect from 1 April 2007.

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (07) ext audit and insp plan. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (07) ext audit and insp plan-app. DOWNLOAD


8.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - EXTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

This report gives details of the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the external auditor.

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (08) audit and int control - ext audit recs. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (08) int control ext audit recs-app. DOWNLOAD


9.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - INTERNAL AUDIT ANNUAL REPORT 2006/07

This report, prepared by Deloitte and Touche Public Sector Internal Audit Limited, gives details of the activities of Internal Audit during 2006/07 and provides an opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control environment at the Council.

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (09) internal audit annual report. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (09) internal audit annual report-app. DOWNLOAD

 

10.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - INTERNAL AUDIT PLAN 2007/08

To receive the Internal Audit Plan prepared by Deloitte and Touche Public Sector Internal Audit Limited, the Council's internal audit contractor.

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (10) int audit plan 2007/08. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (10) int audit plan-app. DOWNLOAD


11.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

This report gives details of the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the internal auditor.

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (11) int audit recs. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (11) int audit recs-app 2 to 5. DOWNLOAD


12.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - STATEMENT ON INTERNAL CONTROL (SIC) 2006/2007 AND ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE SYSTEM OF INTERNAL CONTROL

This report is presented to enable the Panel to adopt the Statement on Internal Control for 2006/2007 for inclusion in the Council's Statement of Accounts.

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (12) statement of internal control. DOWNLOAD

 

13.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - FINANCIAL AND BUDGETARY RISKS

This report allows the Committee to review the effectiveness of the arrangements for reviewing the Council's financial and budgetary risks.

downloadable document icon07 04 23 AC i - (13) financial and budgetary risks. DOWNLOAD


14.

COMMITTEE'S WORK PROGRAMME

To review and make necessary changes to the Committee's work programme

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15.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

16.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

If any confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional item(s) and a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

"that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under the respective paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act".

17.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.


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