Agenda

Audit Committee
Wednesday, 8th September, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  0161 474 3216

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2021.

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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.

Informing the Audit Risk Assessment - Enquiries of Management and Those Charged With Governance pdf icon PDF 195 KB

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

 

The report provides Members with details of the Council’s response to queries raised by the external auditors, Mazars, as part of the Audit Risk Assessment.

 

Audit Committee is requested to note the report.

 

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

 

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6.

Statement of Accounts 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Section 151 Officer.

 

The report provides Members with the detail of the Annual Accounts 2020/21.

 

The Audit Committee is asked to:

 

·           Consider the Council’s 2020/21 Statement of Accounts; and, either

 

Where the outstanding work in relation to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund is completed

·           Approve the Council’s 2020/21 Statement of Accounts and minute the approval and signing of the Statement of Accounts and Management Letter of Representation (Appendix Two),

 

or

 

Where the outstanding work in relation to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund is not completed

·           In the event of no material changes as a result of the outstanding audit work, delegate the approval of the 2020/21 Statement Accounts to the Deputy Chief Executive (Section 151 Officer) in consultation with the Chair of the Audit Committee on receipt of advice from the External Auditor.  

 

Officer contact: Michael Cullen on 474 4631 or email: michael.cullen@stockport.gov.uk

 

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7.

Mazars - Audit Completion Report pdf icon PDF 481 KB

To consider a report of the external auditors, Mazars.

 

The report provides Members with a summary of Mazars’ audit conclusions.

 

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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8.

Signing of the 2020/21 Statement of Accounts and Management Letter of Representation

Audit Committee is requested to:

 

(i)           Note the Council’s 2019/20 Statement of Accounts.

(ii)          Note the Management Letter of Representation and,

(iii)        In the event of no material changes as a result of the outstanding audit work, delegate the approval of the 2020/21 Statement of Accounts to the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services in consultation with the Chair of the Audit Committee on receipt of advice from the External Auditor.

 

Officer contact: Michael Cullen on 474 4631 or email: michael.cullen@stockport.gov.uk

 

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