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Audit Committee - 29 September 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House29th September 2015

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 at 7.30pm.

 

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:- Sarah Nelmes (Chairman), Steve Drury (Vice-Chairman), Terry Dos Ramos, Joy Mann, Alex Hayward, Angela Roberts, Len Tippen. 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

21 September 2015

 

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1  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

2  MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 25 June 2015 (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

Minutes 25 June 2015.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  AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROL - ANNUAL REVIEW OF RISK MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND OPERATIONAL RISKS

This report summarises the Council’s risk management arrangements and includes revised Risk Registers for each service.

Operational risk report.doc

Operational risk appendix-b.(pdf)

 

6  FINANCIAL & BUDGETARY RISKS

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

Financial and budgetary risks report.doc

Financial and budgetary risks appendix 1.doc

 

7  ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT – ACTION PLAN UPDATE

This report gives details of the progress in implementing the actions required resulting from the Annual Governance Statement.

AGS action plan update report.doc

AGS action action plan update appendix 1.doc

 

8  EXTERNAL AUDITOR’S REPORT TO THOSE CHARGED WITH GOVERNANCE – ISA260 (SEPTEMBER 2015) AND APPROVAL OF THE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2014/15

This report allows the Committee to ask questions of the external auditor concerning his ‘Report to those charged with Governance (ISA260)’ and to approve the Statement of Accounts for 2014/15.

 External auditor report.doc

External auditor appendix.doc

 

9  INTERNAL AUDIT - SIAS BOARD ANNUAL REPORT 2014/15

This report introduces the Shared Internal Audit Services (SIAS) annual report for 2014/15.

 Internal audit sias board annual report 2014-15.doc

Appendix.pdf

 

10  INTERNAL AUDIT PROGRESS REPORT 2015/16

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

 Internal audit progress report 2015-16.doc

Internal audit progress report 2015-16 appendix 1.doc

Internal audit progress report 2015-16 appendix 2.doc

Internal audit progress report 2015-16 appendix 3.doc

 

11  COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

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

 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.

 

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