Audit Committee - 30 September 2021
Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL30th September 2021
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held on Thursday, 30 September 2021 in Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth at 7.30 pm
Members of the Audit Committee:-
Margaret Hofman (Chair)
Keith Martin (Vice-Chair)
Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
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1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Audit Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 27 July 2021.
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 Chair to rule on the admission of such items.
4. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
To receive any declarations of interest.
5. SIAS BOARD ANNUAL REPORT
6a. SIAS ANNUAL ASSURANCE STATEMENT & INTERNAL AUDIT ANNUAL REPORT 2020/21
a) Details the Shared Internal Audit Service’s (SIAS) overall opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of Three Rivers District Council’s (the Council) control environment. Reference is made to any significant matters and key themes.
b) 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).
c) Summarises the audit work that informs this opinion.d) Shows SIAS performance in respect of delivering the Council’s audit plan.
d) Presents the 2021/22 Audit Charter.
6b. SIAS INTERNAL AUDIT PROGRESS REPORT 2021/22
This report details:
7. STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2020/21
This report sets out the latest position regarding the finalisation of the Statement of Accounts 2020/21 and completion of the annual external audit.
8. BUDGET MONITORING PROCESS
The report provides details on the high level Budget Setting and Monitoring Process as set out in the appendix.
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/ comments they wish to make.
10. COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME
To review and make necessary changes to the Audit Committee’s Work Programme.
11. OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above
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 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act”.
1. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above
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