Responsibilities, aims and contact details for internal audit.

We look at our internal systems and procedures to check that we have an effective internal control framework in place to manage the risks we face when we provide services.  We also consider whether resources are being used efficiently. We:

  • focus on activities that are high risk
  • investigate cases of suspected irregularity, fraud and corruption
  • tell management and members where the risk management, internal control and governance framework  can be strengthened

Aims of Internal Audit

We aim to:

  • assure management and members on the soundness and effectiveness of our internal control and governance framework
  • safeguard the public interest and ensure openness and accountability
  • provide a professional and high quality Internal Audit Service in line with;
    • Public Sector Internal Audit Standards
    • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

CIPFA is a professional institute for accountants who work in the management of public money.

Reporting fraud

If you suspect anyone is defrauding the council, visit our Reporting fraud page, or call our fraud hotline: 0117 922 2470

Report benefit fraud on GOV.UK.

How to contact us

Fax: 0117 922 2041