Agenda and minutes

Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee
Monday 17 June 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

AAR35/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

AAR36/19

Apologies

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer completed the Roll Call. Apologies were received from Councillor McKeever.

 

AAR37/19

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of Members’ interests.

AAR38/19

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed all new Members to the Audit Committee and advised that he looked forward to working together, with them, throughout the coming year.

 

AAR39/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Thursday 7th March 2019 pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on 7 March 2019 (AAR22/19 – AAR34/19) were signed and confirmed by the Chair.

Alderman Hussey stated that as he wasn’t a Member of this Committee last year he was not at the previous meeting.  He referred to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR39/19

AAR40/19

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising.

AAR41/19

Annual Governance Statement 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members comments and approval on Derry City and Strabane District's Council Annual Governance Statement for the financial year 2018/2019.

 

The Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR41/19

AAR42/19

Code of Governance 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members comments and approval on Derry City and Strabane District's Council Code of Governance for the financial year 2018/2019.

 

The Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR42/19

AAR43/19

Annual Audit Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Internal Audit Manager presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. He advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members comments and approval on the Council’s Annual Audit Opinion for 2018/19.

 

Alderman McClintock thanked the Internal Audit Manager for the  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR43/19

AAR44/19

Assurance, Audit & Risk Committee Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members comments and approval for the Committee’s Terms of Reference.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council approve the draft Terms of Reference  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR44/19

AAR45/19

Internal Audit Charter & Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Internal Audit Manager presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. He advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members comments and approval for the Internal Audit Charter & Terms of Reference.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council approve the draft Internal  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR45/19

AAR46/19

Public Sector Internal Audit Standards pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Internal Audit Manager presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. He advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members comments and approval on the Internal Audit Section's self-assessment against the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

 

Alderman Kerrigan joined the  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR46/19

AAR47/19

Appointment of an Independent Advisor pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Minutes:

The Internal Audit Manager presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. He advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members recommendations in relation to the appointment of an Independent Advisor to the Assurance, Audit & Risk Committee.

 

Alderman Hussey wished to  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR47/19

AAR48/19

Peer Review of Internal Audit pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members recommendation in relation to an external review being carried out of the Internal Audit Section.

 

Councillor Reilly advised he was  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR48/19

AAR49/19

Corporate Health, Safety and Wellbeing Update pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Corporate Health and Safety Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to update Members on discussions at the recent Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee meeting held on 25th March 2019 and  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR49/19

AAR50/19

Proper Arrangements Questionnaire 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. She advised that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of the contents of the recently completed Proper Arrangements Questionnaire 2018/2019.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes the content of  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR50/19