Internal Audit Progress Report
The Board received a report from the Divisional Manager – Audit, Procurement and Operational Finance, updating them on the internal audit activity since the last progress report to the Board on 7 July 2021. It also highlighted any matters that were relevant to the Board’s responsibilities as the Council’s Audit Committee.
Members were referred to appendix one, which listed all the planned work for the year and the anticipated dates that each audit would be reported to the Board. It was noted that the planning and completion of work was subject to change, but this represented the best estimates at the current time.
Further to the last update in July, Members were advised that most of the work on the 2020/21 Audit Plan was now complete. The remaining audit work from 2020/21 was in progress and nearing completion.
Appended to the report were copies of the finalised 13 audit reports since the last progress report to the Board in July. The report summarised the opinions from the audits covered in this progress report.
Arising from the discussion, the Board expressed concern at the outcome of the audit report on Local Authority Day Care Provision. A report on this audit report would be presented to a future meeting of the Executive Board.
RESOLVED: That the Internal Audit Progress Report and comments made be noted.