Audit Committee - 28 March 2023
Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House28th March 2023
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held at Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL on Tuesday 28 March 2023 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Audit Committee:-
Tony Humphreys (Chair)
Steve Drury (Vice-Chair)
Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive
20 March 2023
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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 8 December 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 Chair to rule on the admission of such items
4. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
To receive any declarations of interest.
5. STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS UPDATE
This report provides an update on progress towards concluding the audits for 2019/20, 2021/21 and 2021/22 and sets out the outline timetable for completion of the 2022/23 draft statement of accounts.
6. UPDATE FROM EXTERNAL AUDITORS
Verbal update from the external auditors.
7. SIAS THREE RIVERS DISTRICT COUNCIL AUDIT COMMITTEE INTERNAL AUDIT Progress Report 2022/23
Members are recommended to:
- Note the Internal Audit Progress Report for the period to 17 March 2023
- Approve amendments to the Audit Plan as at 17 March 2023
- Agree changes to the implementation dates for 5 audit recommendations (paragraph 2.5) for the reasons set out in Appendices 3 to 7
- Agree removal of implemented audit recommendations (Appendices 3 to 7
8. SIAS INTERNAL AUDIT PLANS 2023/24
Members are recommended to approve the proposed 2023/24 Three Rivers District Council and Shared Services Internal Audit Plans.
9. FINANCIAL AND BUDGETARY RISKS
This report advises the Committee 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.
10. COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME
To receive the Committee’s work programme.
11. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
12. 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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