Internal Audit Progress Report
The Board considered a report of the Divisional Manager, Audit, Procurement and Operational Finance, which provided Members with a summary of internal audit work completed since the last progress report on 20 November 2019. The report also highlighted matters relevant to the Board’s responsibilities as the Council’s Audit Committee.
It was noted that a total of 11 Internal Audit reports had been finalised since the last progress report. An overall assurance opinion was provided for each audit engagement. It was reported that there had been no follow-up audit reviews completed since the last progress report with the main focus of activity being on completing as many reviews as possible from the 2019/20 Internal Audit Plan.
As reported elsewhere on the agenda, a total of four audits had been deferred from 2019/20 and would be included in the 2020/21 Audit Plan. However, it was reported that there had been sufficient audit work completed during the year to allow an overall opinion to be formed on the Council’s governance, risk management and control. This would be reported to the July meeting of the Board in the Annual Internal Audit Report.
RESOLVED: That the report be noted.