Financial Memorandum and Internal Audit

Bob Gould made this Freedom of Information request to University of St Andrews

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r cais yn aros am eglurhad. Os Bob Gould ydych chi, os gwelwch yn dda, mewngofnodi i anfon neges ddilynol.

Dear University of St Andrews,

According to the Financial Memorandum between HEIs and the Scottish
Funding Council The head of internal audit (for each institution)
must produce an annual report for the governing body on its
activities during the year. The report must include an opinion on
the adequacy and effectiveness of the institution’s risk
management, internal control, and governance. The report must be
presented to the institution’s audit committee and a copy sent to
SFC.

1. Please therefore tell me who is/was the Head of Internal Audit
for the years 2006-2014 in each of those years?
2. Who is the current Head of Internal Audit?
3. Please provide copies of the Head of Internal Audit’s annual
report for each of the above years as presented to the audit
committee and SFC
4. The Financial Memorandum also states that ‘The institution must
have in place an effective internal audit service. The operation
and conduct of the internal audit service must conform to the
professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Internal
Auditors’. Please provide details of how the Internal Audit Service
is set up to conform to this requirement. Please tell me the names
of all the members of the Audit Service currently and in each of
the years in question.
5. Please provide details of the qualifications of the Head of
Internal Audit and members of the Internal Audit Service , and
particularly if in each case they are members of, or hold
qualifications from, the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.

Yours faithfully,

Bob Gould

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Gould,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Our Ref:   123-15  

 

Thank you for your email below of 25 May 2015 in which you requested
information concerning the Financial Memorandum and Internal Audit.

 

The University will endeavour to respond to your request as quickly as
possible. In any event you will receive a response within the time set for
compliance, as prescribed in section 10 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.

 

It may prove necessary for the University to seek further clarification
from you, to assist it to identify and locate the information you seek. If
this is the case either I or another colleague would write to seek that
clarification. If clarification is required we will seek this at the
earliest opportunity.

In the meantime should you have any questions about your information
request please do not hesitate to contact me. If possible can you please
quote Ref 123-15 in any communications.

                                                  

Yours sincerely,

 

 

June

 

 

JUNE WEIR

FOI Officer

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

 

T: +44(0)1334 462776

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

 

 

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Gould,

 

I refer to my previous email acknowledging receipt of your request below
received on 25 May 2015 in relation to 'Financial Memorandum and Internal
Audit'.   The University of St Andrews' structure is not as suggested in
your request i.e. it does not have a  'Head of Internal Audit'  and
contracts out its internal audit function.    Bearing in mind the internal
audit arrangements here at the University of St Andrews differ from the
context of your enquiry, can you clarify if you still require information
to be supplied and if so, can you refine your request accordingly.

This request for additional information is made under Section 1(3) of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  Please note that under
Section 10(1)(b) of the Act, the University has 20 working days after
receipt of the additional information by the University in which to comply
with your request. 

Your request will therefore be held pending until I hear from you further.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

June

 

 

JUNE WEIR

FOI Officer

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

 

T: +44(0)1334 462776

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

 

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Gould,

 

I refer to my email below seeking clarification of your information
request dated 25 May 2015 which I don’t appear to have received a reply
to.  If you are still looking to be supplied with information from the
University I would be grateful if you could provide a response at which
time I can proceed to process your enquiry.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Regards

 

June

 

 

 

JUNE WEIR

FOI Officer

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

 

T: +44(0)1334 462776

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Gould,

 

I refer to my earlier email below and am writing to advise that your
enquiry is now considered to be closed as 40 days have now passed since my
initial request for clarification of your information request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

June

 

 

JUNE WEIR

FOI Officer

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

 

T: +44(0)1334 462776

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

 

From: Freedom of Information
Sent: 29 June 2015 13:33
To: 'Bob Gould' <[FOI #269951 email]>
Subject: FOI Request: 123-15 (Freedom of Information request - Financial
Memorandum and Internal Audit)

 

Dear Mr Gould,

 

I refer to my email below seeking clarification of your information
request dated 25 May 2015 which I don’t appear to have received a reply
to.  If you are still looking to be supplied with information from the
University I would be grateful if you could provide a response at which
time I can proceed to process your enquiry.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Regards

 

June

 

 

 

JUNE WEIR

FOI Officer

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

 

T: +44(0)1334 462776

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir