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Internal Audit is a key service helping to ensure the Council manages its risk & achieves its objectives .

We provide  risk based and objective assurance, advice and insight.

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The Council is required under the Accounts and Audit Regulations Act 2015 to maintain an adequate and effective system of internal audit.

The Internal Audit service to the Council is provided by One West, which also provides services to North Somerset Council, West of England Combined Authority and other clients in the South West.

Internal Audit is an assurance function that provides an independent opinion to the Council on its control environment developed to manage risk and help the organisation achieve its objectives.

Independence is a critical element of the performance of Internal Audit, enabling it to form impartial and informed judgments, opinions and recommendations.

Internal Audit reports to the Finance Director but has freedom of reporting and access without fear or favour to all relevant Members and Officers.

It is important to understand that the work of Internal Audit is not limited to the Council’s financial systems and records; it extends to all activities of the Council.

In addition, the service will also undertake other non-assurance work at the request of management including the investigation of any suspected financial irregularities or misuse of resources.

Our mission is to enhance and protect organisational value by providing risk based and objective assurance, advice and insight.

If you would like to know more the team to talk to is Internal Audit01225 477316