(i) To oversee the internal and external audit arrangements and to approve the audit plans,
programmes and annual letters/reports, and to secure effective co‑ordination between
internal and external audit, in consultation with the relevant officers.
(ii) To keep under review the effectiveness of the internal financial control systems of the
Authority. This should include the adequacy of financial policies and practices to ensure
compliance with relevant statutes, guidance, policies, standards and codes of corporate
(iii) To receive the reports of DFRS internal and external audit and to ensure that their
recommendations and findings are adequately addressed and implemented by the Authority
and its officers.
(iv) To agree and action an audit and scrutiny work programme that includes matters relating to
the performance of the Authority referred to by the full Fire Authority, or requested by the
Committee, and report back.
(v) To comment on the scope, depth and relationship between internal and external audit work
and ensure it provides value for money.
(vi) To consider procedural issues relating to the Accounts and Audit Regulations.
(vii) To scrutinise and authorise the Fire Authority's Statement of Accounts, including the Annual
(viii) To review any Auditor's reports under the Statement of Auditing Standards (SAS610),
consider the officer recommendations and make proposals to the Fire Authority regarding
the formal response to be given to the Auditor.
(x) Develop and monitor improvement plans associated with performance improvement in key
|Members||Col Geoffrey Brierley||DCC||CON|
|Mr Les Burden||POOLE||CON|
|Mr Phillip Eades||POOLE||LD|
|Mr Barry Goldbart||BCC||CON|
|Mr Trevor Jones||DCC||LD|
|Mrs Ann Stribley||BOP||CON|
|Mr John Wilson||DCC||CON|
|Reserves||Mrs Susan Jefferies||DCC||LD|
|Mrs Rebecca Knox||DCC||CON|
|Mr David Milsted||DCC||LD|
|Mrs Beverley Dunlop||BBC||CON|
|12, March 2013||Agenda||
AI7. Community Engagement and Inclusion Six-Month Highlight Report
AI8. Quarterly Performance Monitoring Report
AI8(a). Quarterly Performance Monitoring Report Appendix A
AI9(a). Internal Audit Annual Report for the 2012/13 Audit Plan and the Internal Audit Plan for 2013/14
|9 January 2013||Agenda||
AI4. Annual Audit Letter