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Audit Committee Meetings

26 August 2009

The committee noted the external audit Final Management Report, considered a report on contracts activity and noted updates from the internal auditors. The committee also noted progress against audit recommendations, a monthly operational report, strategic risk register and finance report. They received an update on Ofsted's Information Risk Assessment and the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery arrangements.

19 May 2009

The Audit Committee received an external and internal audit update and a report on progress against audit recommendations. Committee members reviewed the draft resource accounts, considered the assurance for the Statement on Internal Control. The Internal Audit Plan for 2009-10 was presented for sign off. A performance report, strategic risk register and finance report were also discussed. The Committee received an update on the IS Recovery plan and considered the results from the CIPFA FM Model which assesses the strength of our financial management arrangements.

25 March 2009

The Committee received an oral update from the external auditors, followed by the Internal Audit Progress Report, an update on the development of internal audit contract for 2009-10 and an update on progress against the previous year’s audit recommendations. The Audit Committee reviewed a performance report, strategic risk register and a finance report. The members agreed the forward look for the Audit Committee and they also approved minor changes to the Risk Management Policy for 2009-10. They received a contracts monitoring report, an update on information assurance. The committee also noted the Annual Report of the Audit Committee for 2008-09 and an update on the process and timetable for signing off the Resource Accounts for 2008-09.

21 January 2009

The Audit Committee received an external and internal audit update which encompassed a report on progress against audit recommendations and co-operation between internal and external auditors. Committee members reviewed the terms of reference. The committee also noted the strategic risk register, operational performance report and finance report. They received a contracts monitoring report, an update on value for money strategy, management of fraud and serious case reviews.

18 November 2008

The Audit Committee noted updates from the internal and external auditors and progress against audit recommendations. They received reports on International Reporting Standards, operational performance and strategic performance. The committee also noted the strategic risk register and finance report. They received a contracts monitoring report, an update on information assurance and an update on serious case reviews. The committee also noted Ofsted's disaster recovery plan and approach to the management of vacant property.

27 August 2008

The committee assessed their own effectiveness, considered a report on contracts activity and noted updates from the internal and external auditors. The committee also noted progress against audit recommendations, a monthly operational report, strategic risk register and finance report. They received a copy of Ofsted's scheme of delegation and an update on Ofsted's estates strategy.

Minutes record to follow.

20 May 2008

The Audit Committee received an external and internal audit update and a report on progress against audit recommendations. Committee members reviewed the draft resource accounts, reviewed an update on changes to accounting policy and considered the assurance for the Statement on Internal Control. The Audit Committee Annual Report was presented for sign off. A performance report, strategic risk register and finance report were also discussed. The Committee received an update on the IS Recovery plan and considered some good practice advice on monitoring contracts activity.

2 April 2008

The Committee received an oral update on interim and year end audits from the external auditors. The incoming and outgoing internal auditors provided updates to the Committee and a report on progress against the previous year’s audit recommendations was presented for discussion. The Audit Committee reviewed a performance report and strategic risk register, before looking at a finance report covering the development of budgets for 2008-09 and 2010-11. The Committee considered Ofsted’s revised risk management and reporting policy for 2008-09 and discussed the Annual Report on the work of the Audit Committee.

6 February 2008

The Committee received an oral update from the external auditors, followed by the Internal Audit Progress Report, an update on the internal audit contract for 2008-11 and an update on progress against the previous year’s audit recommendations. The Audit Committee reviewed a performance report, strategic risk register and a finance report which included 2008-09 budgeting and a BRE savings update. Committee members received a paper on the evaluation of serious case reviews and were updated on Ofsted’s pension liability.

14 November 2007

The Committee commented on the Audit Planning Memorandum for 2007-08 and received the Internal Audit Progress Report and an update on progress against the previous year’s audit recommendations. The Audit Committee reviewed a performance report, strategic risk register and finance report. Committee members were also updated about the cross Ofsted audit of Inspection and Regulation.