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Minutes

Audit Committee Committee

Date: Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 Time: 7:00 PM

Agenda

A  G  E  N  D  A

1. Apologies

2. Declarations of Interest

3. Minutes of Audit Committee Meeting 13 December 2017 (summary attached)

4. Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) (Colette Kane & David Campbell in attendance)

4.1 NIAO Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Audit Strategy 2017-2018  (attached)

5. Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council (CCGBC) – Progress Reports

5.1 Report to Those Charged with Governance (RTTCWG) 2015-2016 Progress Report as at March 2018 (attached)

5.2 RTTCWG 2016-2017 Progress report as at March 2018 (attached)

5.3 Request to change the date of audit committee in September 2018 to allow certification of accounts (attached)

5.4 NIAO Fraud Assessment Questionnaire 2017-18 –completed assessment attached for information (attached)

5.5 Managing Fraud Risk in a Changing Environment Self-Assessment Checklist 2017-18 (attached)

6. Internal Audit Reports – CC&GBC In-House

6.1    Community facilities (attached)

6.2    Asset Management (attached)

6.3 Tenders and Contracts (attached)

6.4 Creditors (attached)

6.5 Prior Year Recommendations (attached)               

7. Internal Audit Reports – Moore Stephens

7.1 Corporate and Business Planning (to follow)

7.2 Review of Prior Year Recommendations - Invoicing and Debtor Management (attached)

7.3 Review of Prior Year Recommendations - Business Continuity and Emergency Planning (attached)

7.4 Review of Prior Year Recommendations - ICT (attached)

8. Annual Reports

8.1  Annual Internal Audit Report 2017/18, and Annual Assurance Report (attached)

8.2  Annual Audit Plan 2018/19 (attached)

8.3  Assessing Conformance with Public Sector Internal Audit Standards and the Local Government Application Note - Internal Audit Self Assessment Checklist (to follow)

8.4  Audit Committee Self-Assessment Checklist (attached)

9.  Other Reports

9.1 Absenteeism Report (ODHR – Q1-Q3 April – December 2017 (attached)

9.2  Corporate Strategy – Annual Review (verbal update)

10. Matters for Reporting to Partnership Panel  - Local Government Side

11. Correspondence

11.1 NIAO – Notice of Change Letter (attached)

11.2 NIAO – Designation of Local Government Auditor (attached)

IN COMMITTEE (Items 10 – 12 inclusive)

12. Risk Management – Risk Registers

13. Legal Cases Activity (attached)

14.    Whistle Blowing /Fraud (Verbal update)

15.    Any Other Relevant Business (notified in accordance with Standing Order 12(o))

16.    Date of Next Meeting - 13 June 2018




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