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Agenda Item No 9

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Audit Committee 26th July 2017

 

Operational Manager - Audit (as the Head of Audit)

 

2017/18 Quarter 1 - Outturn Report April to June 2017

 

Purpose of the Report

  1. To present to Members of the Audit Committee the actual Internal Audit Shared Service performance against the first three months of the audit year covering the period April to June 2017.

Recommendation

THAT Members note the content of the report in respect of the Internal Audit Shared Service delivery of work against the 2017/18 Annual Audit Plan.

Reason for the Recommendation

To keep the Audit Committee informed.

Background

  1. The 2017/18 Internal Audit Plan was submitted to the Audit Committee for consideration and approval on the 24th April 2017. The Plan outlined the assignments to be carried out and their respective priorities. As a consequence of the recent local elections and the subsequent changes in the membership of the Audit Committee, the Internal Audit Plan for 2017/18 has been re-submitted for Members approval at this meeting of 26th July 2017.
  2. The Plan provides for a minimum of 1,145 productive days covering the period April 2017 to March 2018.

Relevant Issues and Options

  1. Attached at Appendix A is the quarterly extract report from the Management Information System (APACE) which provides the necessary detail on the jobs raised, the budget days allocated and highlights those jobs closed for the period with the corresponding opinion.
  2. The following table shows an analysis of the days delivered against the Plan by Directorate.

Directorate

2017/18

Audit Plan

Year

Quarter 1

Budget days

Expected

Quarter 1

Actual days

Delivered

Managing Director / Resources

315

79

60

Social Services

130

32

17

Environment & Housing

150

38

24

Learning & Skills

130

32

7

Cross Cutting (including Fraud & Error)

420

105

111

TOTALS

1,145

286

219

       
  1. The figures show that 219 actual days have been achieved, which is less than expected by 67 days.
  2. As at the 1st April 2017 the overall structure of the Section continues to be based on 18 Full Time Equivalents (FTE), of which, the Section is carrying 9 vacant posts at present.
  3. Nine reviews have been completed so far, all of which were closed with substantial or reasonable assurance.
  4. Based on the work undertaken so far it is too early in the year to provide an overall opinion, however, nothing has come to my attention that would cause me serious concern.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

  1. None directly from this report.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

  1. None directly from this report.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

  1. None directly from this report.

Crime and Disorder Implications

  1. Pursuing initiatives to prevent, detect and deter crime is encompassed within the terms of reference under which the audit function operates.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

  1. None directly from this report.

Corporate/Service Objectives

  1. The work of 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 policy framework and budget.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

  1. No further consultation is proposed

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

  1. Corporate Performance and Resources

Background Papers

None

Contact Officer

Helen Smith - Operational Manager - Audit

Officers Consulted

None

Responsible Officer:

Carys Lord - Head of Finance / Section 151 Officer

 

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