Decision details

Internal Audit Report on Strata's Systems

Decision Maker: Strata Joint Executive Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director (Finance Lead) presented the Strata Internal Audit Report 2015/16 produced by the Devon Audit Partnership following its successful tender bid for a three year contract.


The Audit opinion was that the systems and controls generally mitigated the risk identified but a few weaknesses had been identified and/or mitigating controls had not been fully applied. There were no significant matters arising from the audit and the recommendations made served to strengthen what were mainly reliable procedures.


“Good standard” levels of assurance had been given for each of the following areas covered during the audit:-


·         ICT Strategy;

·         Change Management;

·         Incident and Problem solving; and

·         Key operational functions.


In response to Members’ questions, the Director (Finance Lead) clarified the position with regards to the contract with Devon Audit Partnership and that the next area to be audited would be Governance. This report would be brought to Members in December.


Members discussed the definitions and what was required by Strata Solutions to meet the measure of high standards and priorities.


Strata Joint Scrutiny Committee considered the report at its meeting on 15 September 2016 and its comments were reported.


RESOLVED that the report be noted.



Publication date: 29/09/2016

Date of decision: 27/09/2016

Decided at meeting: 27/09/2016 - Strata Joint Executive Committee

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