Audit and Financial Controls
Audit and Risk Management Committee
Our Audit and Risk Management Committee oversees and monitors our effectiveness in carrying out the following:
- accountable financial management
- good corporate governance
- maintaining a system of internal controls
- risk management
- fostering an ethical environment.
The committee meets and reports to council as an Advisory Committee of Council.
The committee also comprises two councillors and three independent members. In January 2013 members of the committee were:
- Cr Jim Child (Mayor)
- Cr Andy Witlox
- Simone Crone (Chair)
- Theresa Glab
- David Osborne
The Chief Executive Officer, Director Corporate Services, Manager Finance, Procurement and Rating Services and Manager Risk, Emergency and Community Safety attend all meetings but are not voting members.
Matters commonly discussed at Audit and Risk Management Committee meetings are:
- internal and external reports
- implementation status of audit recommendations
- financial statements
- internal audit performance data
- risk register
- reports relating to governance, legislative compliance and information technology
- other reports from council officers
A copy of the charter is available in the related documents on this page.
Our internal audit services are provided on a contract basis by Crowne Horwath. This allows us to deliver a comprehensive Internal Audit Plan in a flexible and cost effective manner, with access to specialist resources as required.
The annual Internal Audit Plan is developed in consideration with council's risk register and through consultation with management, to give direct audit resources to areas of greatest risk. The Internal Audit Plan is reviewed and approved annually by the Audit and Risk Management Committee with plan execution and follow up report findings monitored quarterly.
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