Internal Audit Annual Report
The Council maintains an Internal Audit Service to meet its legal requirements under the Accounts and Audit Regulations and also the Local Government Act requirements placed upon the Corporate Director Resources (also known as the Section 151 Officer). This report and opinion also meets Internal Audit Best Practice requirements as defined by the relevant professional body (CIPFA) and the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.
The Head of Internal Audit (HIA) is required to give a formal annual opinion regarding the Council’s Systems of Control, based upon the work undertaken throughout the year. The HIA is also required to highlight at any time whether any issue prevents the Internal Audit service from undertaking the necessary work upon which to base such opinion.
The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2011 also require councils to conduct a review of the effectiveness of their system of internal audit at least once a year and the findings of the review to be considered by a Committee of the Council.
Last Updated: 30 November 2017