Committee details

Governance and Audit Committee

Purpose of committee

Statement of Purpose

·            The Governance and Audit Committee is a key component of Cardiff Council’s corporate governance. It provides an independent and high-level focus on the audit, assurance, and reporting arrangements that underpin good governance and financial standards.

·            The purpose of the Governance and Audit Committee is to provide independent assurance to the members of Cardiff Council, and its wider citizens and stakeholders, on the adequacy of the risk management framework, the internal control environment, and the performance assessment of the Council. It provides an independent review of Cardiff Council’s governance, performance assessment, risk management and control frameworks and oversees the financial reporting and annual governance processes. It oversees internal audit and external audit, helping to ensure efficient and effective assurance arrangements are in place.

The Committee delivers its role through its Work Programme which is designed in accordance with its terms of reference. The Work Programme is updated throughout the year following consideration in each Committee meeting.

 

The Committee holds an Action Plan to monitor the delivery of actions or recommendations arising from Committee meetings.

 

Information on the activities of the Governance and Audit Committee and its outcomes are included in Newsletters, which are linked below.

 

Audit Committee Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2021

Audit Committee Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2020

Audit Committee Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2020

Audit Committee Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2019

Audit Committee Newsletter – Spring Summer 2019

Audit Committee Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2018

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Graham Porter.

Phone: 02920 873401

Email: g.porter@cardiff.gov.uk