Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17
Annual report 2016-17
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Annual Report 2016-17 | Department of Corporate and Information Services62 CO R PO RATE G O VER N AN CE Audit Committee ROLE To monitor and oversee audit activities across the department. The committee meets quarterly and has agency representatives as well as an external Chair, to ensure independence. MEMBERSHIP Susan Kirkman, Executive Director Corporate Services, Department of Tourism and Culture (Chair) Monica Birkner, Executive Director Procurement, Programming and Contractor Compliance, Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Bronwyn Riedel, Senior Director Contract Services David Keirs, Senior Director Business Services Garry Russell, Senior Director Corporate Systems Rex Schoolmeester, Chief Financial Officer (Ex-Officio) Jo Vanderpoll, A/Director Governance (Executive Officer) Membership changes in 2016-17 Off: Assistant Under Treasurer, Department of Treasury and Finance (Chair) On: Executive Director Corporate Services, Department of Tourism and Culture (Chair) KEY FUNCTIONS Monitor external audit outcomes and the implementation of audit recommendations. Develop and monitor internal audit and review programs. Endorse the strategic audit plan. Review progress and findings of internal audits and process reviews and monitor the implementation of findings. Consider the adequacy of the internal control environment, including effectiveness, risks and systems for ensuring co mpliance. Monitor and review financial reporting processes. Review the financial statements for DCIS and GBDs. Review audit programs and monitor outcomes for audit requirements specified in the ICT outsourced contracts. 2016-17 ACHIEVEMENTS Monitored the rolling DCIS Strategic Audit Plan and the status of internal audits and reviews. Maintained an active oversight of the implementation of process and control improvements to address audit findings. Continued emphasis on monitoring the findings and actions with respect to the IT control environment for key government applications. Established a Finance Group for DCIS and GBD finance officers to improve communication and awareness with regards to year-end processes; budget and finance controls; audit matters and deliverables. Strengthened and clarified objectives and communication lines between the Risk Management Committee and the Audit Committee.