To receive the report which examines the progress made between 5 November 2019 to 6 January 2020 in relation to the completion of the Annual Internal Audit Plan for 2019/20 (Report of the Head of Internal Audit for SHDC enclosed).
Consideration was given to the report of the Head of Internal Audit, which examined the progress made between 5 November 2019 and 6 January 2020 in relation to the completion of the Annual Internal Audit Plan for 2019/20.
The Governance and Audit Committee received updates on progress made against the annual internal audit plan. The report formed part of the overall reporting requirements to assist the Council in discharging its responsibilities in relation to the internal audit activity.
The Public Sector Internal Audit Standards required the Chief Audit Executive to report to the Governance and Audit Committee the performance of internal audit relative to its agreed plan, including any significant risk exposures and control issues. The frequency of reporting at South Holland was to each meeting. To comply with the above requirements, the report identified:
· Any significant changes to the approved Audit Plan;
· Progress made in delivering the agreed audits for the year;
· Any significant outcomes arising from those audits; and
· Performance measures to date
The Committee was advised that details of progress made in delivering the agreed audit work, and the outcomes arising from the auditor’s work was detailed within the report.
Since the last report to the Committee in November 2019, there had been no significant changes to the Annual Internal Audit Plan, agreed in March 2019.
During the period covered by the report, Internal Audit Services had issued one final report – Corporate Performance (Reasonable).
That the report be noted.