To consider report 15/10 of the Head of Finance.
The Committee considered report 15/10 of the Head of Finance. It summarised the outcome of recent internal audit activity.
Appended to the report was one audit report on how the council managed creditor payments in 2009/10. Internal audit awarded a limited assurance rating only. The Committee noted that the actions outstanding from the last audit were complete and monitored monthly. The audit had highlighted a problem with aged-debt. However, the results showed an exaggerated debt due to the audit being undertaken the week the precepts were being paid to parish councils, making the debt abnormally high.
In answer to a question from a councillor, the audit reports with a satisfactory or full assurance rating would be available to the committee on the council’s website. The officers would notify councillors by email when the reports were available and would provide a link to the relevant webpage. All councillors were encouraged to access the council’s intranet.
To note the report.