Agenda and minutes

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee
Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 9.30 am

Venue: Main Committee Room, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton

Contact: Democratic Services Officer  01609 767015

Items
No. Item

AGS.12

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2015 (AGS.3 to AGS.11), previously circulated.

Minutes:

THE DECISION:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16 June 2015 (AGS.3 - AGS.11), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.

AGS.13

Statutory Auditor - Report to the Audit, Governance and Standards Committee on the 2014/15 Audit pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report presented the Statutory Auditor’s report on the 2014/15 Audit.  This report was to be read alongside the Council’s Financial Report which included the Statement of Accounts for 2014/15 and the Annual Governance Statement which was presented for approval.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

The Audit Commission’s statutory code of practice for Local Government Bodies (The Code) required a report to be issued to those charged with governance, summarising the conclusions reached from their audit work.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That, subject to Deloitte formally signing the Statement of Accounts and issuing an unqualified report and receipt and acceptance by the Chairman of various outstanding issues from Deloitte’s:-

 

(1)     the Report to the Audit and Governance Committee on the 2014/15 Audit, prepared by Deloitte’s and attached at Annex 1 to the report be accepted;

 

(2)     the signing of the Management Representation Letter at Annex 2 of the report by the Council’s Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive, acting in the capacity of S151 Officer; be approved and

 

(3)     the audited Statement of Accounts for 2014/15 and the Annual Governance Statement at Annex 3 of the report be approved.

AGS.14

Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement Programme pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Report of the Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report presented the latest Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement Programme for consideration.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To take account of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the relevant professional standards and the District Council’s Internal Audit Charter.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement Programme be approved.