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Audit Committee - 27 September 2012

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House26th September 2012

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 27 September 2012 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Eric Bishop

Sarah Nelmes (Chairman)

 

Stephen Cox

Peter Ray (Vice-Chairman)

 

Guy Davis

Brian White

 

Joy Mann

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
19 September 2012
 

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 14 June 2012.

12 06 14 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.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – FINANCIAL & BUDGETARY RISKS


 

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

12 09 27 AC i - (05) Budgetary Risks (doc)

12 09 27 AC i - (05) Budgetary Risks - App 1 (xls)

6.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT – ACTION PLAN UPDATE


 

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

12 09 27 AC i - (06) AGS Action Plan (doc)

12 09 27 AC i - (06) AGS Action Plan - App 1 (doc)

7.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – EXTERNAL AUDITOR’S REPORT TO THOSE CHARGED WITH GOVERNANCE (SEPTEMBER 2012) AND APPROVAL OF THE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2011/12



 

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 2011/12.

12 09 27 AC i - (07) Statement of Accounts (doc)

12 09 27 AC i - (07) Statement of Accounts - App1 (pdf)

12 09 27 AC i - (07) Statement of Accounts - App2 (pdf)

12 09 27 AC i - (07) Statement of Accounts - App3 (pdf)

8.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – EXTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS


 

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

12 09 27 AC i - (08) External Audit Recommendations (doc)

12 09 27 AC i - (08) External Audit Recommendations - App 1 (doc)

9.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

12 09 27 AC i - (09) Internal Audit Recommendations (doc)

12 09 27 AC i - (09) Internal Audit Recommendations - App 1 (doc)

12 09 27 AC i - (09) Internal Audit Recommendations - App 2-5 (doc)

10.

COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME


 

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

12 09 27 AC i - (10) Work Programme (doc)

11.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

12.

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”.

13.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.