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Audit Committee - 26 September 2013

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House25th September 2013

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 26 September 2013 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Eric Bishop

Sarah Nelmes (Chairman)

 

Paul Gordon

Peter Ray (Vice-Chairman)

 

Guy Davis

Brian White

 

Joy Mann

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive
16 September 2013

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 13 June 2013 (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

13 06 13 AC mins (doc)

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.

FINANCIAL & BUDGETARY RISKS

 

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

13 09 26 AC i - (05) financial and budgetary risks (doc)

13 09 26 AC i - (05) financial and budgetary risks-app 1 (xls)

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

13 09 26 AC i - (06) AGS action plan (doc)

13 09 26 AC i - (06) AGS action plan-app 1 (doc)

7.

EXTERNAL AUDITOR’S REPORT TO THOSE CHARGED WITH GOVERNANCE (SEPTEMBER 2013) AND APPROVAL OF THE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2012/13

 

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 2012/13.

13 09 26 AC i - (07) ISA 260 and stat of accts (doc)

13 09 26 AC i - (07) ISA 260 and stat of accts-app 1 (ppt)

13 09 26 AC i - (07) ISA 260 and stat of accts-app 2 (doc)

13 09 26 AC i - (07) ISA 260 and stat of accts-app 3 (pdf)

8.

EXTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

13 09 26 AC i - (08) external audit recommendations (doc)

13 09 26 AC i - (08) external audit recommendations-app 1 (doc)

9.

INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT 2012/13

 

This report introduces the Shared Internal Audit Services annual report for 2012/13.

13 09 26 AC i - (09) internal audit annual report 201213 (doc)

13 09 26 AC i - (09) internal audit annual report 201213-app 1 (doc)

10.

INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

13 09 26 AC i - (10) internal audit recommendations (doc)

13 09 26 AC i - (10) internal audit recommendations-app 1 (doc)

13 09 26 AC i - (10) internal audit recommendations-app 2-6 (doc)

11.

COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

13 09 26 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 (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”.

14.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.