Audit Committee - 29 March 2022
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held at Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL on Tuesday 29 March 2022 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Audit Committee:-
Councillors:- Margaret Hofman (Chair)
Alison Wall Keith Martin (Vice-Chair)
Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive
21 March 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 7 December 2021.
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. STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS
This report sets out the latest position for the finalisation and audit of the Statement of Accounts for 2019/20 and 2020/21 and the preparation for the production of the Statement of Accounts for 2021/22.
The report also sets out the process for the setting and adoption of Accounting Policies for 2021/22.05-22-03-29-ac-i-statement-of-accounts05i-22-03-29-ac-i-significant-accounting-policies-2021-22-app
6. VERBAL UPDATE FROM THE EXTERNAL AUDITORS
7. REVIEW OF RISK MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS
This report summarises the Council’s risk management arrangements and includes revised Risk Registers for each service07-22-03-29-ac-i-review-of-risk-management07i-22-03-29-ac-i-review-of-risk-management-appendix-1-risk-management-strategy07ii-22-03-29-ac-i-review-of-risk-management-appendix-2-summary-risk-registers-2022-2025-07iii-22-03-29-ac-i-review-of-risk-management-appendix-2a-risk-registers-2022-2025-.pdf (pdf)
8. SIAS INTERNAL AUDIT PLANS 2022/23
Members are recommended to approve the proposed Three Rivers District Council and Shared Services 2022/23 Internal Audit Plans08-22-03-29-ac-i-trdc-sias-2022-23-internal-audit-plan-report
8a. SIAS 2021/22 PROGRESS REPORT-08A-22-03-29-ac-i-trdc-sias-progress-report-against-the-2021-22-audit-plan-08A-22-03-29-ac-i-trdc-sias-progress-report-app-3-to-6-audit-recommendations-follow-up
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.09-22-03-29-ac-i-financial-budgetary-risks-report09i-22-03-29-ac-i-financial-budgetary-risks-app.
10. COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME
To receive the Committee’s work programme.10-22-03-29-ac-i-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”.
- OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above
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