The Board considered a report of the Divisional Manager, Audit, Procurement and Operational Finance, which sought approval for the planned programme of audit work for 2019/20.
A risk based Audit Plan had been prepared, designed to enable internal audit to deliver an overall opinion on the Council’s risk management and control and governance arrangements.
A copy of the draft Audit Plan for 2019/20 was attached as an appendix to the report and provided information on the role of internal audit and the factors taken into account in developing the plan. It was noted that performance against the Audit Plan would be kept under review throughout the year and quarterly progress reports provided to this Board.
It was reported that internal audit work was one of the key sources of assurance to the Chief Executive and the Leader of the Council, who were jointly required to sign the Annual Governance Statement.
RESOLVED: That the Board approves the proposed Internal Audit Plan for 2019/20.