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Progress Report - Shared Internal Audit Services (SIAS)

Decision Maker: Audit Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Shared Internal Audit Service (SIAS) submitted a report to the Committee detailing progress made by SIAS on: delivery of the Council’s 2018/19 Internal Audit Plan as at 18 May 2018; findings for the period 1 April 2017 to 12 May 2017; proposed amendments to the 2018/19 Audit Plan; status of audit recommendations and an update on performance management information as at 18 May 2018.


The SIAS Audit Manager gave a verbal update that 47 days (13% of the days) had been completed and that this had been a busy period with the issue of a large number of final audit reports to inform the Annual Assurance Statement.


Attention was drawn to the High Priority recommendations contained in Appendix B.  This included new recommendations linked to the work on the General Data Protection Regulation.  It was noted that the medium priority areas covered in Appendix C were not yet implemented and still ongoing.


Finally they informed the Committee that in Appendix E the assurance and priority levels had been revised.  For the top Assurance Level this had been changed from “Full” to “Good” to better reflect the classification.  A new recommendation Priority Level of concern, “Corporate: Critical” had also been created in recognition of the fact that although most reviews were undertaken at a service level some issues which might be identified could represent a wider corporate level concern.


RESOLVED that the information contained in the Shared Internal Audit Service progress report (A/18/13) be noted and the amendments to the Audit Plan be approved.

Report author: Chris Wood

Publication date: 20/06/2018

Date of decision: 31/05/2018

Decided at meeting: 31/05/2018 - Audit Committee

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