Smaller Councils' Internal Audit Network
(under £25,000 income)
The objectives of an Internal Audit of a Local Council are to:
- To provide assurances that the arrangements for internal control are adequate, documented and implemented
- To provide assurances that the arrangements for risk assessment and management are adequate, documented and implemented
- To provide assurance that the accounts are properly kept
- To provide assurance that there is no evidence of fraud or corruption
- To provide assurance that council’s governance practices and procedures are compliant with the law
Both the Clerk and the Council need to agree to be involved, as the Clerk is paid by their council to audit another (not a reciprocal arrangement). Great for learning and a networking opportunity for Clerks, the council gets an excellent low-cost Internal Audit from someone who understands our sector.
Interested councils need to contact the ALCA Chief Officer.
For a list of Internal Auditors recommended by local Parish and Town Councils, please see our Local Council Suppliers (May 21).