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Regional Internal Audit Service

The Council’s Internal Audit Service is delivered through a shared Audit service that came into existence on 1st April 2019. This shared service comprises the Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Councils and is known as the Regional Internal Audit Service (RIAS). RIAS is hosted by the Vale of Glamorgan CBC and provides internal audit services to its four Local Authorities (LAs).

The arrangement is underpinned by a detailed legal agreement between the four LAs which sets out a range of obligations.  The RIAS reports to each of the four Governance & Audit Committees and is overseen at a strategic level by a Management Board of Section 151 Officers which comprises the Chief Finance Officers of the four Councils.

Internal Audit is an assurance function that primarily provides an independent and objective opinion to management and elected Members on the control environment comprising of risk management, internal control and governance by evaluating its effectiveness in achieving Council’s objectives.  RIAS is independent of the activities which it audits, providing unbiased judgements to management.

For more information you can contact the Head of the Regional Internal Audit Service or Audit Manager on:

Andrew Wathan
Head of Regional Audit Service / Pennaeth Gwasanaeth Archwilio Rhanbarthol
tel / ffôn: 07355 022372
Lisa Cumpston
Audit Manager
tel / ffôn: 07874 635235