SIAS 2018/19 Annual Assurance Statement and Internal Audit Annual Report
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The committee received a report of the Head of Assurance for the Shared Internal Audit Service, setting out the Annual Assurance Statement and Internal Audit Annual Report.
The Client Audit Manager highlighted some of the key points in the report. The Audit Charter was similar to the one published for 2018/19.
The Head of Finance confirmed that there were no issues and the scope of internal audit work had not been subject to inappropriate limitations in 2018/19.
It was noted that one piece of work had not been assessed during 2018/19. The Client Audit Manager explained that this related to Disabilities Facilities Grant (DFG) Capital Grant Certification sign-off and was not a formal audit. If it was felt necessary a DFG audit would be carried out and added to the Audit Plan. This type of review would be subject to an assurance opinion.
1. that the Annual Assurance Statement and Internal Audit Annual Report be noted.
2. that the results of the self-assessment required by the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS) and the Quality Assurance and Improvement Programme be noted.
3. that the SIAS Audit Charter be accepted.
4. that management assurance that the scope and resources for internal audit were not subject to inappropriate limitations in 2018/19 be noted.
Publication date: 07/08/2019
Date of decision: 30/07/2019
Decided at meeting: 30/07/2019 - Audit Committee