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.
Support officer: Graham Porter.
Phone: 02920 873401