Meeting documents

Audit Committee
Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 7.00 pm

 Agenda Front Page 
 Agenda Papers 
 Minutes of this Meeting 
2.Declarations of Interest
3.Minutes – To approve the Minutes of the Meeting of this Committee held on the 22nd June 2017 
4.Part I – For Decision
 The report presents the 2016/17 Statement of Accounts for approval.The Auditor’s Report is attached and she will be present at the meeting to introduce this and take questions.The Appointed Auditor is proposing to issue an unqualified opinion on the accounts.Once approved the accounts will be published.
 Statement of Accounts 2016/17 and the External Auditor’s Audit Findings Report 
5.Each year in support of the external audit of the council's financial statements it is necessary to provide two assurance letters to the auditors. These are important statements on which the auditors rely for their opinion work. The two completed letters are attached.? One is from the chairman on behalf of the committee.? The second is from the Head of Finance & IT on behalf of management.They cover similar points to assurance letters in the past and shared in draft with our Auditor.They cover assurances relating to such matters as? disclosures of material facts affecting the statements? fraud? contingent liabilities and legal issues affecting the statements
 2016/17 Financial Statements – Letters of Assurance to External Auditors 
6.This report reviews the past financial year results for the Investigation Service & Enforcement Support within the Finance Department. It also follows previous reports regarding the future of the Investigation Service and requests committee approval to re-launch the service with a new proactive safe guarding approach. This report reviews the delegated powers to of the team which will strengthen the council’s approach to tackling and safe guarding our funds and services from abuse such as; financial irregularity evasion avoidance and fraud.
 Corporate Enforcement Support and Investigations Team Annual Report 2016/17 
7.Part II – Monitoring/Information Items
 Report Tracker and Future Meetings