To consider details of the work undertaken by Internal Audit during 2021/22 and how this contributes to the Annual Opinion on the Council’s control environment.
The Head of Audit and Risk presented the Internal Audit Annual Report. The Internal Audit team sought to work with services to establish assurances, balancing the audit requirements without burdening departments.
Clarity was sought by the Committee on the selection process for determination of the high number of recommendations with limited audit assurance opinion. Internal Audit follow up all actions with evidence and testing with further scrutiny in 6-months time.
a) the contents of the Internal Audit Annual Report 2021/22 be received and noted; and
b) the Internal Audit opinion on the Council’s framework of risk management, control and governance for 2021/22 as ‘Adequate’ be received and noted.