Agenda

Audit Committee
Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 November 2020.

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2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

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4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.  (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meetingon the card provided.  These are available at the meeting. You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions).

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5.

Revised Internal Audit Plan 2020-21 (ncluding COVID Assurance Work) pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services.

 

The report advises Members on the annual risk-based internal audit plan which takes into account the requirement to produce an annual internal audit opinion.

 

Audit Committee is asked to approve the revised annual internal audit plan and audit charter for 2020/21.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall on 474 4033 or email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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6.

Internal Audit Progress Report 1- February to July pdf icon PDF 25 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services.

 

The report advises Members

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7.

School Summary Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services.

 

The report advises all stakeholders of the key and recurring issues, risks and subsequent recommendations made from the internal audits of schools undertaken in 2019/20.

 

Audit Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall Telephone 474 4033 Email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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8.

Annual Report of the Chair of the Audit Committee 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider a report of the Chair of the Audit Committee.

 

The aim of the report is to:-

 

·         demonstrate how the Audit Committee has fulfilled its terms of reference during the financial year and how it is fully committed to helping to improve the Council’s governance and control environments during the year ahead.

·         Outline how the committee’s activities during the financial year are designed to make a positive contribution to the continual improvement of governance arrangements across the Council

 

Audit Committee are requested to approve the Annual Report and that the report then be submitted to the Council Meeting.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall Telephone 474 4033 or email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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9.

Summary of PSAA Final Survey Report pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services.

 

The report provides Members with a summary of the PSAA final survey report.

 

Audit Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall on 474 4033 or email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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10.

Corporate Risk Register 2020/21 -Qtr 1 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services.

 

The report advises Members on how the Corporate Risk Register reflects the full extent and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Audit committee is asked to comment on the current corporate risks identified on the register.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall 474 4033 or Email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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11.

NAO Guidance for Audit and Risk Committees on Financial Reporting pdf icon PDF 40 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services.

 

The guide aims to help audit and risk committee members discharge their responsibilities in several different areas and to examine the impacts on the organisations of the COVID-a9 outbreak, including on:

 

·         Annual Reports

·         Financial reporting

·         The control environment and

·         Regularity of expenditure.

 

Audit Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall Telephone 474 4033 Email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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12.

Mazars Annual Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 844 KB

To consider a report from the external auditor, Mazars.

 

The report provides a summary of the audit approach, highlights significant audit risks and areas of key judgements and also provides details of the audit team.

 

Audit Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall on 474 4033 or Email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

 

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13.

Mazars Progress Report pdf icon PDF 678 KB

To consider a report of the external auditors, Mazars.

 

The report provides the Committee with an update on progress in delivering Mazars responsibilities as the external auditors.

 

The Committee is asked to note the report.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall on 474 4033 or email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

 

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