Audit Committee - 26 July 2022
Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House26th July 2022
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held at Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL on Tuesday 26 July 2022 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Audit Committee:-
Tony Humphreys (Chair)
Steve Drury (Vice-Chair)
Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive
18 July 2022
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1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive any apologies for absence.
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Audit Committee Meeting held on Thursday 29 March 2022.
3. NOTICE OF ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items
4. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
To receive any declarations of interest.
5. 2019/20 EXTERNAL AUDITORS DRAFT REPORT
To receive the External Auditor’s draft report for the 2019/20 accounts.
6. APPROVAL OF THE DRAFT STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2019/20 AND ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT 2021/22
7. FRAUD ANNUAL REPORT
This report informs members of the work of the Fraud Section for the financial year 2021 to date and provides updates on progress and developments.
8. TREASURY MANAGEMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2021/22
This report gives details of the 2021/22 year-end review of the Treasury Management function.
9. THREE RIVERS DISTRICT COUNCIL 2021/22 ANNUAL ASSURANCE STATEMENT AND INTERNAL AUDIT ANNUAL REPORT
- Details the Shared Internal Audit Service’s (SIAS) overall opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of Three Rivers District Council’s (the Council) framework of governance, risk management and control. Reference is made to significant matters and key themes.
- Shows the outcomes of the self-assessment against the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS) incorporating the requirements of the Quality Assurance and Improvement Programme (QAIP).
- Summarises the audit work that informs this opinion.
- Shows SIAS performance in respect of delivering the Council’s audit plan.
- Presents the 2022/23 Audit Charter for approval.
10. TRDC SIAS PROGRESS AGAINST THE 2022/23 AUDIT PLAN
This report details:
- Progress made by the Shared Internal Audit Service (SIAS) in delivering the Council’s annual audit plan for 2022/23 as at 15 July 2022.
- Proposed amendments to the approved 2022/23 Annual Audit Plan.
- Implementation status of all previously agreed audit recommendations from 2018/19 onwards.
- An update on performance management information as at 15 July 2022.
11. FINANCIAL AND BUDGETARY RISKS
A report by the Head of Finance on the latest position in respect of the evaluation of financial risks facing the Council for discussion and any recommendations or comments they wish to make.
12. COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME
To receive the Committee's work programme.
13. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
14. EXCLUSION OF THE 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 1 to 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act”.
1. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above
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