Internal Audit exists to undertake a wide range of independent reviews (audits) of systems and operations. The aim is to help us ensure that risks to achieving objectives are managed by putting good controls in place. They critically evaluate the our internal control framework and makes recommendations for improvement. Internal Audit is a statutory service and is required to operate in accordance with the Code of Practice for Internal Audit in Local Government.
Since April 2010, the internal audit service has been provided by the Mid Kent Audit Partnership which brings together auditors from Ashford Borough Council, Maidstone Borough Council, Swale Borough Council and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. The partnership has provided the opportunity to share best practice and make best use of audit skills and experience.
For more information, contact Brian Parsons, Head of Audit Partnership at email@example.com or call 01622 602058.
As of April 2009 the Audit Commission introduced a new way of assessing local authorities with is known as the Comprehensive Area Assessment. The Audit Commission is an independent watchdog, driving economy, efficiency and effectiveness in local public services to deliver better outcomes for everyone.
This is made up of two judgements - one on how well we manage performance and on how well we use our resources, which is split into judgements in three areas; how we manage our finances, how we govern our business and how we manage our resources. Each local authority is given a score out of 4, with 4 being the highest.