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Audit Committee - 25 September 2014

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House24th September 2014

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 25 September 2014 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:- 

Alex Hayward

      

Wendy Jordan

 

Angela Roberts

 

Raj Khiroya (Vice-Chairman)

 

Sarah Nelmes (Chairman)

 

Joy Mann

     

Len Tippen

Steven Halls, Chief Executive, 17 September 2014

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.

1. 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 26 June 2014 (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

14 06 26 AC mins (doc)

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 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.

FINANCIAL AND BUDGETARY RISKS

 

This report enables the Committee to monitor financial and budgetary risks.

14 09 25 AC i (05) financial budgetary risks (doc)

14 09 25 AC i (05) financial budgetary risks-app1 (doc)

6.

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT – ACTION PLAN UPDATE

 

This report updates the Committee on the implementation of the action plan resulting from the Annual Governance Statement.

14 09 25 ac i (06) ags action plan (doc)

14 09 25 ac i (06) ags action plan-app1 (doc)

7.

EXTERNAL AUDITOR’S REPORT TO THOSE CHARGED WITH GOVERNANCE (SEPTEMBER 2014) AND APPROVAL OF THE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2013/14

 

This report allows the Committee to ask questions of the external auditor concerning his ‘Report to those charged with Governance’ and to approve the Statement of Accounts for 2013/14.

14 09 25 AC i (07) external auditors isa 260 & stat of accts (doc)

14 09 25 AC i (07) trdc audit findings report 2013-14-app1 (pdf)

14 09 25 AC i (07) ss audit findings report 2013-14-app1a (pdf)

14 09 25 AC i (07) trdc letter of representation-app2 (doc)

14 09 25 AC i (07) ss letter of representation-app2a (doc)

14 09 25 ac i (07) trdc 2013-14 statement final-app3 (pdf)

14 09 25 AC i (07) ss 2013-14 statement final-app3a (pdf)

8.

EXTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

14 09 25 AC i (08) external audit progress report (doc)

14 09 25 AC i (08) external audit progress report recommendations-app1 (doc)

9.

INTERNAL AUDIT – PROGRESS REPORT 2014/15

 

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

14 09 25 ac i (09) internal audit progress report 2014-15 (doc)

14 09 25 AC i (09) internal audit progress report-app1 (doc)

14 09 25 AC i (09) internal audit progress report recommendations-app2 (doc)

14 09 25 AC i (09) internal audit progress report recommendations-app3 (doc)

10. 

INTERNAL AUDIT – SIAS BOARD ANNUAL REPORT

 

This report introduces the Shared Internal Audit Services annual report for 2013/2014.

14 09 25 AC i (10) internal audit sias annual report 2013-14 (pdf)

11.

COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

14 09 25 AC i (11) work programme (doc)

12.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

13.

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 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 paragraphs (1-7) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

(Note: If other confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional items.)

1.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.