Internal Audit

The role of internal audit is to provide independent assurance that an organisation's risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.

Internal auditors deal with issues that are fundamentally important to the long term survival and prosperity of any organisation.  They consider not only financial risks but also wider issues such as delivery of quality services to customers, the organisation's reputation, growth, its impact on the environment and the way it treats its employees

In sum, internal auditors help organisations to succeed. We do this through a combination of assurance and consulting. The assurance part of our work involves telling managers and members how well the systems and processes designed to keep the organisation on track are working. Then, we offer consulting or advisory services to help improve those systems and processes where necessary.

We prepare a risk-based annual Internal Audit Plan in conjunctions with the Corporate Anti-Fraud Team (CAFT). You can find the latest annual plan here

Internal Audit and CAFT Annual Plan 2017/18

Our strategic partner for delivery of the internal audit service is Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC). Along with our in-house audit staff (see contact details below), auditors from PwC undertake reviews on our behalf.

We also co-operate with the council’s external auditors, BDO, to ensure a managed audit approach and to avoid duplication of effort.

Internal Audit present quarterly reports to the Audit Committee, these reports are published here.

We comply with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards which can be found here:

Public Sector Internal Audit Standards

Internal Audit team





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