Shared Audit Service Set To Make Savings

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Shared Audit Service Set To Make Savings

Cotswold District Council is sharing its internal audit department with Cheltenham Borough Council.

Key benefits of sharing this service include improved service resilience and substantial cash savings.

It will result in a more strengthened and robust audit team where skills and resources are used to best effect.

It will also see the creation of a trainee post for an audit assistant who will work at both councils. They will be trained in a relevant qualification which meets the requirements for membership of the institute of internal audit.

Cotswold District Council Cllr Nick Parsons, Lead Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources, said:
"I am very pleased that we have joined up with Cheltenham in this project. This arrangement will deliver both efficiency savings and a more robust and resilient internal audit service for both Councils."

Councillor Steve Jordan, leader for Cheltenham Borough Council, said: "Sharing this service with Cotswold will provide an improved service for the tax paying customer. Partnership working also produces real cash savings. The councils will benefit from the knowledge they will gain from sharing officers with considerable experience."

Sharing this service is set to deliver combined savings in the long term of around 50,000 per year.

Posted : 05/10/2009 23:21:03

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