The Assurance, Risk and Audit Manager submitted a report that sought to set out how the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) would deliver its service in line with the Public Sector Internal Auditing Standard 1311 (PSIAS).
The report contained the results of the self-assessment and subsequent action plan.
Councillor D Fairbairn commented if we are compliant why has it been ticked that we are not compliant, Councillor D Fairbairn also expressed his concerns about not being compliant.
John Farrar, External Audit indicated that in his experience arrangements differed from council to council and the indicated non-compliance was not necessarily something to be concerned about. John Farrar, External Audit noted that self-assessments against Public Sector Internal Auditing Standards at councils often raised areas of apparent non-compliance for different reasons. John Farrar, External Audit asked The Assurance, Risk and Audit Manager whether she had direct access to the Chief Executive as necessary, The Assurance, Risk and Audit Manager confirmed she has regular meetings with the Chief Executive and The Corporate Director.
The Assurance, Risk and Audit Manager asked members to agree with the recommendations.