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Internal Audit - Follow Up of Recommendations

Meeting: 07/02/2019 - Audit Committee (Item 814)

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To consider the report of the Director of Resources, (copy enclosed).

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Minutes:

The Committee received the Internal Audit – Follow Up of Recommendations report outlining progress with regard to recommendations raised by Internal Audit for years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18

 

Emma Donnelly, Assistant Manager, BDO presented the report to the Committee. She advised that the 8 recommendations in 2016/17 relating to the audits of Planning and Channel Shift had been removed. Given that these would be implemented under the Council’s Future Model she suggested that they be presented in a separate report for consideration by a future meeting of the Audit Committee.

 

With reference to the 4 recommendations outstanding in 2017/18 relating to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity it was noted that these were impacted by the IT Transformation Strategy, currently in train at the Council, hence the updated implementation date of June 2019.

 

The Director of Resources responding to Members queries regarding possible delays in implementation of high and medium recommendations 2016/17 and 2017/18 reported that: -

 

With reference to the 2016/17 recommendation on Key Financial Systems a meeting was held on Tuesday 5 February where it was agreed to deal with this as one of the service streams in the Future Model. Policies will be prepared to clarify the approach to acquisition, transfer and maintenance of Council properties and assets. This work will be progressed through the Asset Management Working Group, reported back to the next Audit Committee and submitted to full Council pre-Christmas 2019 for approval.

 

The 4 recommendations 2017/18 that relate to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity were all being addressed within the IT Strategy. These would most likely be implemented earlier than 2019 with 1 being completed that afternoon, 7 February 2019, when the new internet line was installed. The remaining 3 recommendations were being delivered within the Future Model timeframe.

 

It was noted that all other historic outstanding recommendations were being brought forward and dealt with under the Future Council Model.

 

RESOLVED that Members noted the progress to date against the aforementioned recommendations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meeting: 06/12/2018 - Audit Committee (Item 687)

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To consider the report of the Director of Resources, (copy enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Resources, together with Appendix 1, detailing progress on recommendations raised by Internal Audit for the years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.

 

Mr Greg Rubins, Head of Internal Audit, presented the report to the Committee. He reported that he was very pleased with progress to date and Officers’ response rates. The majority of recommendations were on track and those relating to the recommendation Channel shift would be dealt with separately, as part of the ‘Future Council Model’. He was confident that all would be signed off next time round. 

 

A question was raised regarding completion dates and it was agreed that it was incumbent on all involved to be more realistic going forwards when setting implementation dates.

 

RESOLVED that the Committee noted the progress to date.