Internal Audit provide independent and objective assurance to the Council, its Members, the Strategic Commissioning Board (including the S151 Officer) to support them in discharging their responsibilities under S151 of the Local Government Act 1972, relating to the proper administration of the Council’s financial affairs.
Internal Audit ensure a positive culture of internal control improvement, effective risk management and good governance. The purpose, authority and responsibility of the internal audit activity are formally defined in the Internal Audit Charter, which will be periodically reviewed and presented to senior management and the Audit Committee for approval. Internal Audits are delivered and developed in accordance with this Charter.
The data consists of all Internal Audit Reports and joint Internal Audit/CAFT Reports to-date which have been awarded a ‘limited’ or ‘no’ assurance rating and result from our plan as described in the Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud Strategy and Annual Plan 2017-18, presented to the Council’s Audit Committee on 20 April 2017.