Department of Construction and Infrastructure annual report 2010-2011
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Department of Construction and Infrastructure Annual Report 2010-2011 36 Corporate Governance Audit and Risk Management Committee The Department of Construction and Infrastructure established the Audit and Risk Management Committee in November 2010, following an extensive review by an independent consultant. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the committee provides an independent assurance analysis of the agencys risk, control and compliance framework and its external accountabilities. This ensures the Chief Executive is accountable for his departments activities, and assists him in meeting his responsibilities under the Financial Management Act and the Treasurers Directions. The Audit and Risk Management Committee comprises of three DCI staff appointed by the Chief Executive and two external members, including an independent chair. The committee met in November 2010 and March and May in 2011. Key outcomes of Risk Management Committee Reviewed and endorsed the Audit and Risk Management Committees terms of reference Reviewed and endorsed the Internal Audit Charter Reviewed the proposed three year Strategic Internal Audit and Risk Management Plan and provided input to the proposed 2011-2012 Audit Plan Reviewed and endorsed the Request for Quotation on the internal audit/review of accounts payable, corporate credit card and travel administration Continued monitoring of management progress on the implementation of the Enterprise Wide Risk Assessment. Audits and Reviews During the year, the department conducted and was subject to 14 audits. Six audits were carried out by the department itself, while the NT Auditor-General (NTAG) conducted a further eight. In addition, there are eight ongoing audit programs being run by the Construction Division. Outcomes of audits completed by the Auditor Generals Office were generally satisfactory. Audit findings were taken on board by the department and Construction Division and control processes and procedures reviewed and implemented in line with recommendations from the Auditor-General. DCI is serious about learning lessons from audits and responds with business improvements. By way of example, the table overleaf presents the outcomes of the compliance audit on AMS replacement Program which was conducted by NTAG in 2010-2011.
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