Report to: Scrutiny and Petitions Board
On: 8 March 2010
By: Acting Chief Auditor
Concerning: Training for Scrutiny and Petitions Board Members
I. List of Background Papers
The foregoing background papers will be retained within Enter department name for inspection by the public
for the prescribed period of four years.
The contact officer within the department is Andrea McMahon, Acting Chief Auditor
II. Consultation Checklist
Implications None Minor Significant Officer Consulted
Health and Safety
Community/Council Plan x
Other departments x
The appropriate officers within the relevant departments have been consulted and have approved the contents
of the report for their own interest.
III. The following Community Planning Partners have been consulted in the preparation of this report.
Partner Organisation Officer Consulted
IV. The following forums have been/are to be* consulted on the contents of this report:
disability, ethnic minorities, carers, elderly, youth, tenants *
V. A race equality impact assessment has been carried out/is not required* in terms of the Council's race equality
VI. This report has been authorised for inclusion in the agenda of the above meeting by:
Andrea McMahon Acting Chief and Cllr Puthucheary (Convener)
* delete as appropriate
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Agenda Item No .....
To: Scrutiny and Petitions Board
On: 8 March 2010
Acting Chief Auditor
Training for Scrutiny and Petitions Board Members
1.1 In line with national guidance produced by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance
and Accountancy (CIPFA) on the implementation of Audit Committee Principles in
Scottish Local Authorities, training on audit and risk related matters is being provided
to members of the Scrutiny and Petitions Board.
1.2 At the Scrutiny and Petitions Board meeting on 25 January 2010 it was agreed that a
further programme of briefings for members would be provided and would continue to
form part of the main agenda at every alternate meeting.
1.3 Attached at Appendix 1 is the proposed training programme.
2.1. Members are invited to approve the proposed programme of briefings.
Implications of this report
1 Financial Implications – none.
2 Personnel Implications - none.
3 Community Plan/Council Plan Implications
Safer and Stronger – effective internal audit is an important element of good corporate
4 Legal Implications - none.
5 Property Implications – none
6 Information Technology Implications - none.
7 Equal Opportunity Implications - none.
8. Health and Safety Implications – none
9. Procurement Implications – none
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10. Risk Implications – training for elected members on audit and risk-related matters
reflects audit committee principles.
11. COSLA Policy Position - Not applicable.
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(author: Andrea McMahon, 0141 842 5056)
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22 March 2010 National Fraud Initiative
14 June 2010 Data Mining as an audit tool
28 September 2010 Code of Audit Practice
17 January Effective Audit Committee
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