Agenda and draft minutes

Audit Committee
Thursday, 26th November, 2020 4.00 pm

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Note: In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this meeting is to be held as a remote video conference facilitated by the ZOOM video conferencing platform. 

Media

Items
No. Item

10.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members to determine the quorum of the meeting in accordance with Rule 7 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

None.

11.

Appointment of Substitutes

To appoint substitute Members in accordance with Rule 26 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Substitution Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

None.

12.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.

Minutes:

None.

13.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 176 KB

To read, confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting in accordance with Rule 19 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 23 September 2020 be taken as read, confirmed and signed.

14.

Action List Arising from the Previous Meeting

There was no Action List arising from the previous meeting.

Minutes:

There was no action List held from the previous meeting.

15.

Petitions and Deputations

To receive any Petitions and, or, Deputations in accordance with Rule(s) 11 and 12 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Petitions Procedure Rules respectively.

Minutes:

None.

16.

Statement of Accounts and Annual External Audit ISA 260 Governance Report (2019/20) pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Report of the Interim Financial Services Manager

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report and appendix (as set out in pages 8 - 128 in the public agenda reports pack) which asked Members to review and approve the Statement of Accounts 2019/20 etc.

 

Members were provided with a presentation from Grant Patterson, the External Auditor from Grant Thornton LLP, as part of the Annual External Audit ISA 260 Governance Report (2019/20). The presentation updated the Committee on any relevant interim audit findings in relation to Council’s financial statements.

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by Councillor J Kaufman and

 

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i)       That the Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31

          March 2020 be reviewed and approved; and

(ii)     In order to comply with the Council’s statutory obligations, it be confirmed that the Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 can be published by 30 November 2020 and the Section 151 Officer be authorised, following consultation with the Chair of the Audit Committee, to make any changes to the accounts that may be agreed with Grant Thornton LLP, the Council’s External Auditors.

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