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Audit Committee - 27 April 2006

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House26th April 2006

AUDIT COMMITTEE

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 27 April 2006 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Geoffrey Dunne

Joy Mann (Vice-Chairman)

David Lake

Sarah Nelmes

Richard Laval (Chairman)

John Pendlebury

Russell Smith

Tony Beirne, Director of Strategic Services
19 April 2006

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.

Please note that all members are invited to this meeting and that there will be a presentation by the Director of Corporate Resources commencing at 7.00pm on Risk Management Awareness. Please note that the Audit Commission's Use of Resources Judgement includes criteria that states "the members with specific responsibility for risk management have received risk management awareness training" (Level 3) and "all members receive risk management awareness training" (Level 4).

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 26 January 2006: (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

downloadable document icon06 01 26 AC mins. DOWNLOAD


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.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - ANNUAL AUDIT AND INSPECTION LETTER 2004/05

To receive the Annual Audit and Inspection Letter 2004/05 prepared by the Audit Commission's Relationship Manager, Mr Gary Hammersley, and PKF (UK) LLP, the Council's appointed external auditors.

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (04) annual audit inspection letter. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (04) annual audit inspection letter-app01. DOWNLOAD


5.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - USE OF RESOURCES JUDGEMENTS 2005/06

To receive the Use of Resources Judgements 2005/06 prepared by PKF (UK) LLP, the Council's appointed external auditors.

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (05) use of resources judgements 2005/2006. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (05) use of resources judgements 2005/2006-app01. DOWNLOAD


6.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - EXTERNAL AUDIT PLAN 2006/07

To receive the External Audit Plan prepared by PKF (UK) LLP, the Council's appointed external auditors.

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (06) external audit plan 2006/2007. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (06) external audit plan 2006/2007-app01. DOWNLOAD


7.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - EXTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

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

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (07) external audit recommendations. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (07) external audit recommendations-app01. DOWNLOAD


8.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - INTERNAL AUDIT PLAN 2006/07

To receive the Internal Audit Plan prepared by Deloitte and Touche Public Sector Internal Audit Limited, the Council's internal audit contractor.

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (08) internal audit plan 2006/2007. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (08) internal audit plan 2006/2007-app01. DOWNLOAD


9.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

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

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (09) internal audit recommendations. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (09) internal audit recommendations-app02. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (09) internal audit recommendations-app03. DOWNLOAD


10.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

This report recommends to the Council an update of the Risk Management Strategy.

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (10) risk management strategy. DOWNLOAD


11.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - STATEMENT ON INTERNAL CONTROL (SIC) 2005/2006 AND ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE SYSTEM OF INTERNAL CONTROL

This report is presented to enable the Panel to adopt the Statement on Internal Control for 2005/2006 for inclusion in the Council's Statement of Accounts.
 

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (11) statement on internal control (sic) 2005/2006. DOWNLOAD

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (11) statement on internal control (sic) 2005/2006-app04. DOWNLOAD


12.

COMMITTEE'S WORK PROGRAMME

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

downloadable document icon06 04 27 AC i - (12) work programme. DOWNLOAD


13.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

14.

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".

15.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

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