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Joint Audit and Standards Committee

The Joint Audit and Standards Committee is composed of four members that meet five times throughout the year in line with the recommendations of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).  The Committee provides an independent assurance function in respect of the arrangements for governance.  This includes assurance on financial and non-financial performance where there is an implication for exposure to risk or where there may be a weakening of the internal control environment.  The Committee is responsible for assurance on the overall adequacy of risk management arrangements and will oversee the financial reporting process.  The Committee also serves as a standards committee.  These are important roles that make a significant contribution to public assurance about the integrity, internal controls and standards that are adhered to within these public offices.  Standing Orders which regulate the business of the committee were approved on 14 December 2012.

The arrangements for the Committee within the Commissioner’s wider audit framework is set out within an Internal Audit Charter.  The Committee reviews its effectiveness on an annual basis against the CIPFA guidance for audit committees that includes specific reference to their role within the governance arrangements for policing.  The outcome of the review can be viewed by clicking the links below.

Police and Crime Commissioner’s Audit Charter

Joint Audit and Standards Committee Review of Effectiveness 2015-16

Meet the Committee

Fiona Daley

Fiona Daley

Fiona comes to the OPCC with a strong public sector audit background.  Having worked for the Audit Commission for more than 20 years in a variety of roles, including being appointed District Auditor, Fiona then went on to senior financial management and leadership roles.  As well as being a member of the Joint Audit and Standards Committee Fiona has a portfolio of other appointments including working for the Local Government Association on setting up a successor body to the Audit Commission; sitting as an independent appointments panel member for the Judicial Appointment Commission; an accountant member of the Financial Reporting Council’s disciplinary panel and; chair of a local charity.

Jack Jones

Jack Jones

Jack has spent his whole career working within the finance sector, including South Lakeland District Council where he was Treasurer/Director of Finance, and is currently working as an Internal Auditor with a small Cumbrian firm. As a result, Jack has brought with him experience of working in local government as well as a sound understanding of financial management and relevant technical knowledge.

Fiona Moore

Fiona, a solicitor by profession, has considerable experience working in Criminal Justice based organisations most recently in a Head of Governance role in the Ministry of Justice. Fiona is Deputy Chairman of Two Castles Housing Association and Chair of Governors of Windermere C of E Primary School. Fiona has served on a number of Committees in a range of roles and as a member of the Two Castles Audit Committee.

Malcolm Iredale

Malcolm Iredale

Malcolm trained and worked in an English Local Authority before moving to Scotland to work as a Local Government Auditor – both external and internal, including Police Authorities. He then spent over 20 years in the Highlands as a Director of Finance in both Local Government and the NHS, with a particular interest in the delivery of public services in remote and rural areas. He has subsequently undertaken procurement roles at both local and national level, and now serves as a Trustee of a local charity.

Meetings

The meetings of the Committee are open to the public and papers presented to the Joint Audit and Standards Committee will be available to view 7 days prior to the meeting taking place.  To view the papers please click on the links below.

15th March 2017     24th May 2017     21st July 2017     13th September 2017     22nd November 2017    

9th March 2016     3rd May 2016     28th July 2016     7th September 2016    24th November 2016

10th March 2015     6th May 2015     23rd June 2015     3rd September 2015     8th December 2015 (meeting re-arranged for 04/02/2016)

23rd June 2014     22nd September 2014     08 December 2014

7th February 2013     21st March 2013     24th June 2013     23rd September 2013     2nd December 2013

2012 Papers

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