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External Audit Report

Decision Maker: Audit & Standards Committee

Decision status: Information Only

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Verbal Update by Ernst & Young (External Audit) on work for year, update on transfer from Audit Commission and approach.


51.1         The External Auditors, Helen Thompson and Simon Mathers, provided a verbal update and highlighted they now had now transferred to Ernst & Young who would now provide the external auditing service to the Council. It was noted that they had been in post since 1 November 2012 and were pleased to report that the broad scope of their work would largely remain the same. They noted that the planning of audit risk would continue to focus on the financial resilience and finance planning of the authority. It was also noted that there would be no break in service, and some of the potential data sampling and fraud protection tools were highlighted. Members were reassured that such functionalities would form part of the agreed service.

Report author: Jane Simmons

Publication date: 13/02/2014

Date of decision: 20/11/2012

Decided at meeting: 20/11/2012 - Audit & Standards Committee


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