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Whitsunday Regional Council today accepted the recommendation of the Audit Committee toaccept the tender from Moore Stephens to be appointed as the Internal Auditor for a period of 2years.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said Moore Stephens have significant local government Internal Audit andExternal Audit experience in our geographical area.
“Moore Stephens tender was within budget for the fixed price component of the plan and they were viewed as the best option by the Audit Committee,” she said.
Over the next 2 years as the Internal Auditor Moore Stephens will provide:-
• Assurance that processes and internal controls are in place to ensure accountabilityand compliance.• Assurance that Council’s systems and governance produce expected outcomes.• Identification of opportunities for improved performance and efficiencies.• Identification of processes to reduce Council’s risks.
Council has a focus on continuous improvement and the internal audit function supports the move towards more efficient and effective processes and systems.
The appointment of Brown and Bird as Internal Auditor ended on the 31st January, 2014.This was extended by agreement to 31st July, 2014.
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