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Audit and Governance Committee

The Audit and Governance Committee plays a key role within the Council's corporate governance arrangements and seeks to improve and maintain the corporate focus on the issues arising from risk management, internal control mechanisms, internal and external audit, and financial statements.


The Terms of Reference of the Audit and Governance Committee are to deal with matters relating to internal and external audit activities; the Council's financial statements / accounts; and specified regulatory matters, such as the Constitution, corporate governance and community governance.  The Committee's detailed terms of reference can be found on page 6 of word icon Committee Terms of Reference 2011 [86kb] .

The Council's internal audit service is delivered under a shared arrangement with Harrogate Borough Council.

External audit is undertaken by Mazars LLP; contact details below:

Mr Cameron Waddell
Rivergreen Centre
Aykley Heads

[Note:  If you require any committee documents before May 2010, please contact us.]