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Committee's Annual Report to the Commission and Accounting Officer
ARAC (03-20) Paper 8 – Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Annual report 2019-20
8.1 The Chair provided an overview of the Committee’s 2019-20 Annual Report, which outlined the Committee’s work in relation to the Commission’s governance arrangements, risk management, internal control and assurance framework.
8.2 In responding to invitations to comment, Ann suggested that the report make further reference to certain external factors such as climate change, the economic downturn and social mobility, with links to the Commission’s diversity aspirations.
8.3 The Committee approved the report, subject to suggested amendments. The Chair would consider areas to highlight when presenting the report to the Commission at its July meeting.
(8.2) Chair to discuss additions to the Annual Report relating to external factors such as climate change, economic downturn and social mobility (linking to BAME aspirations) with the clerking team.
Presentation of ACARAC Annual Report to the Assembly Commission
12.1 The Chair would provide feedback out of committee on the presentation of the ACARAC Annual Report to the Commission in July 2019.
ACARAC annual report
Bob Evans presented the Assembly Commission Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Annual Report to Commissioners. He highlighted a number of aspects of work the Committee had focused on in the previous year and indicated their conclusion that the Commission’s governance arrangements are strong, robust and reliable.
He commented on the finalisation of the Commission’s Annual Report and Accounts, providing assurance as to its readiness. With a forward look, he observed that the period ahead is likely to continue to be challenging, and that retaining the flexibility and agility of the Commission’s staff will be valuable.
Commissioners noted the ACARAC Annual Report.
ACARAC Annual Report 2018-19
ACARAC (03-19) Paper 13 – ACARAC Annual Report
12.1 The Chair introduced the ACARAC Annual Report which had previously been circulated for comments out of committee. It was agreed that any further comments were to be submitted as soon as possible, noting that the final report would be presented to the Commission at its 15 July meeting.
· Comments to be fed back to the clerking team, who would then work with Chair to finalise before the Commission deadline for papers on 1 July.
Update from the Chair on presentation of the ACARAC Annual Report to the Assembly Commission
14.1 The Chair and Suzy confirmed that the Commission had welcomed the ACARAC annual report in July.
ACARAC Annual Report 2017-18
ACARAC (03-18) Paper 11 –ACARAC Annual Report
10.1 The ACARAC Annual Report was approved and a final version would be presented to the Assembly Commission for consideration at its meeting on 9 July.
Outline of ACARAC Annual Report
ACARAC (02-18) Paper 19 – Draft ACARAC Annual Report
19.1 The Chair highlighted some minor updates to the draft report to better reflect the current position, including GDPR. Gareth confirmed that there had been no issues arising from Internal Audit reports. The Committee requested an update on the Digital Transformation programme.
Dave to provide details of what has been delivered via Digital Transformation for Inclusion in the ACARAC Annual Report.
Agree the Committee's annual report to the Commission and Accounting Officer
ACARAC (03-17) Paper 18 – ACARAC Annual Report
17.1 The Committee’s annual report was agreed without any further changes. The Clerking team would arrange for this to be translated in preparation for it to be presented, by the Chair at the Assembly Commission meeting in July.
Outline of ACARAC Annual Report - oral item
16.1 The Chair would share a draft report with members for comment in April.
Discuss preparation of the Committee's annual report to the Commission and Accounting Officer
11.0 Item 12 – Discuss issues in preparation of the Committee's annual report to the Commission and Accounting Officer
ACARAC (01-17) Paper 12 – Annual Report 2015-16
Item 13 – Review of the committee's terms of reference
ACARAC (01-17) Paper 13 – Terms of Reference
Item 14 – Departures Summary
ACARAC (01-17) Paper 14– Departures Summary
Item 15 – Forward Work Programme
ACARAC (01-17) Paper 15– Forward Work Programme
Item 16 – Present feedback from observer from attendance at Audit Committee meetings
11.1 The Chair encouraged members to consider areas they would like highlighted in the Committee’s annual report. The Clerking team would work with him to consider different presentation options.
11.2 The Clerking team would make the suggested changes to the Terms of Reference.
11.3 Committee members were asked to pass on comments on the Forward Work Programme to the Clerking team and dates for future meetings would be updated once members had confirmed their availability.
11.4 The Chair agreed to share the feedback that he had received from Rheon Tomas who had attended a series of Audit and Risk Assurance Committees.
- Committee members to provide Clerking team with ideas on areas to include in the ACARAC Annual Report for 2016-17 and how the overall presentation of the document could be more engaging.
- Clerking team to add SIRO Annual Report to ToR under information requirements.
- Provide comments to the Clerking team on Forward Work Programme and confirm availability for future dates.
- Share Audit and Risk Assurance Committee feedback from Rheon Tomas
Next meeting is scheduled for 20 March 2017.
Update on presentation of ACARAC Annual Report to Assembly Commission in July
17.0 Update on presentation of ACARAC Annual Report to Assembly Commission in July
17.1 The Chair had attended the Assembly Commission meeting in July to present the Committee’s Annual Report. Suzy advised that, whilst the Commissioners had only been appointed for a matter of weeks, they welcomed the process.
17.2 The Clerking team would prepare a summary of the November ACARAC for Suzy to brief the Commission.
Preparation of the Committee's Annual Report
ACARAC (31) Paper 12 – Annual Report 2014-15
9.1 This report had been well received by the Commission in 2015. The Chair would prepare a draft, to include the recent effectiveness survey results, and circulate it for contributions and approval in advance of the April meeting. Due to the change in Commission membership, Claire was unsure when it would be appropriate for the Chair to present the annual report to the Assembly Commission.
- Draft and circulate Annual Report in time to present draft report at April ACARAC meeting.
ACARAC Annual Report 2014-15
ACARAC (27) Paper 17 – 2014-15 ACARAC Annual Report
13.1 The Committee approved this report, pending one suggested amendment from the WAO.
13.2 The Clerking team would arrange for the report to be branded and translated in time for the Assembly Commission meeting in July.
Discuss issues in preparation of the Committee's annual report
14.1 The Chair asked for the following items to be referenced in the annual report: programme and project management and key change programmes; capacity planning; Assurance Framework; Risk Management; Internal Audit developments; extended roles of Committee members; effectiveness survey; actions and areas of focus from 2013/14 report. He also asked WAO to consider the inclusion of forward looking elements. A draft would be circulated out of Committee and discussed at the meeting in April.
- Eric and the Clerking team to draft and circulate the ACARAC Annual Report out of Committee and present a draft for approval at the April meeting.