Agenda


Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee - Wednesday 25 May 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxon OX15 4AA

Contact: Sharon Hickson, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwell-dc.gov.uk, 01295 221554

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitute Members

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

3.

Petitions and Requests to Address the Meeting

The Chairman to report on any requests to submit petitions or to address the meeting.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16 March and of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 May 2022 (to follow)..

5.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

6.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any item of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

 

7.

2021/22 Accounting Policies pdf icon PDF 370 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Finance (S151)

 

Purpose of report

 

To ask the Committee to review and approve the Accounting Policies for inclusion in the 2021/22 Statement of Accounts.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       To approve the accounting policies as approved by the Chief Finance Officer (Appendix 1).

Additional documents:

8.

Annual Governance Statement 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Report of Interim Monitoring Officer

 

Purpose of report

 

To inform the Committee on the Annual Governance Review process and enable the Committee to fulfil is responsibilities associated with the publication of the Council’s Annual Governance Statement 2021/22

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       to approve the Annual Governance Statement 2021/22, subject to the Monitoring Officer making any necessary amendments in the light of comments made by the Committee, after consultation with the Leader of the Council, the Chief Executive and the Section 151 officer.

 

1.2       authorise the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive to sign the Annual Governance Statement on behalf of Cherwell District Council.

Additional documents:

9.

Local Code of Corporate Governance pdf icon PDF 364 KB

Report of Interim Monitoring Officer

 

Purpose of report

 

To provide an opportunity for the review of the Local Code of Corporate Governance

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       To approve the Local Code of Corporate Governance (Appendix 1).

 

 

Additional documents:

10.

Annual Report of the Chief Internal Auditor 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 491 KB

Report of the Chief Internal Auditor

 

Purpose of report

 

This is the annual report of the Chief Internal Auditor, summarising the outcome of the Internal Audit work in 2021/22, and providing an opinion on the Council's System of Internal Control.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended to:

 

1.1             Consider and endorse this annual report.

Additional documents:

11.

Internal Audit Strategy and Plan 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 419 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

The report presents the Internal Audit Strategy and Plan for 2022/23.

 

Recommendations

            

1.1     The meeting is recommended to note and comment on the Internal Audit Strategy and Plan for 2022/23.

 

 

Additional documents:

12.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To consider and review the Work Programme.