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Agenda Item No

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Audit Committee: 16th November, 2015

 

Report of the Head of Finance

 

Information and Action Requests

Purpose of the Report

  1. To summarise for Members the actions and information requests made by the Audit Committee at its last meeting on the 21st September 2015.

Recommendation

That the Committee notes this report.

Reasons for the Recommendations

To facilitate monitoring of the Internal Audit Shared Service.

Background

  1. Internal Audit conducts reviews according to an annual plan and reports findings to Audit Committee. During the course of reporting our findings, conclusions and recommendations to the Committee; Members may raise queries, request further information and/or require Internal Audit to take further action.

Relevant Issues and Options

  1. In order to ensure that any requests raised by the Audit Committee are followed through, a summary of actions and information either outstanding or raised during the last Audit Committee are recorded and Members are provided with an update on the current status as shown in the table below:

Audit Committee

Action / Request

Officer Responsible

Comment

Current Status

21st September 2015

404 REGIONAL EDUCATION CONSORTIA: REPORTS BY ESTYN AND WALES AUDIT OFFICE - SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (LIFELONG LEARNING), 20TH JULY, 2015 AND CABINET, 7TH SEPTEMBER, 2015 (REF) -

In considering the references, Audit Committee noted that recommendations as contained in the report were generic to all Local Authorities, and the view was expressed that the Committee should be advised how the report and its recommendations related to the Vale of Glamorgan Council and its Audit Committee.

Director of Learning and Skills

RESOLVED - T H A T a further report be brought before a future meeting of the Audit Committee outlining:

(i) The Vale of Glamorgan Council issues for the Audit Committee to consider;

(ii) Central South Consortium issues for the Audit Committee to consider;

(iii) How the Vale of Glamorgan Council's Audit Committee related to Rhondda Cynon Taff's Audit Function in relation to the Consortium.

Outstanding

21st September 2015

407 AUDIT OF THE 2014/15 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - REPORTING TO THOSE CHARGED WITH GOVERNANCE (MD) -

Head of Finance / Section 151 Officer

T H A T a further report be brought before Audit Committee after March 2016 outlining the outcome of the Officers' actions in respect of the weaknesses identified by the Appointed Auditor and detailed in Appendix 4 to his report.

Outstanding

         

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

  1. None as a direct result of this report.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

  1. None as a direct result of this report.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

  1. None as a direct result of this report.

Crime and Disorder Implications

  1. None as a direct result of this report.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

  1. None as a direct result of this report.

Corporate/Service Objectives

  1. The work of internal audit is intended to assist in the achievement of all corporate and service objectives.

Policy Framework and Budget

  1. The proposals in this report are in accordance with the police framework and budget.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

  1. No further consultation is proposed.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

  1. Corporate Resources.

Background Papers

None.

Contact Officer

Helen Smith, Operational Manager - Audit

Telephone: 01656 754901

Officers Consulted

External Auditor.

Responsible Officer:

Carys Lord

Head of Finance/Section 151 Officer