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About Internal Audit

Roles and responsibilities

Internal Audit charter

Corporate risk and opportunity

Fraud and corruption

Internal Audit reviews the council's financial and non-financial activities.

About Internal Audit

The Internal Audit team provides assurance on the effectiveness of the council's corporate governance, risk and internal control arrangements.

Roles and responsibilities

Our roles and responsibilities are to:

  • Review and assess the soundness, adequacy, effectiveness and reliability of financial and performance management systems.
  • Review and assess the effectiveness of internal controls and make recommendations to improve these where appropriate.
  • Review and assess the adequacy of procedures to ensure the council's assets and interests are adequately protected, and risks are identified and effectively managed.
  • Check for compliance with legislation, council policies and procedures.
  • Promote and assist the council in the effective use of resources.
  • Carry out independent investigations into allegations of fraud and irregularity in accordance with council policies and procedures and relevant legislation.

Internal Audit charter

See our pdf icon Internal Audit Charter [168kb].

Corporate risk and opportunity

Effective risk and opportunity management is essential for us to achieve our priorities, comply with legislation and improve outcomes for the community. It also contributes to both effective service delivery and governance arrangements of the council.

Code of Corporate Governance

The Council has a statutory responsibility as stated in the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 to review its existing governance arrangements, develop and maintain an up to date local Code of Corporate Governance (the Code), which includes arrangements for ensuring ongoing effectiveness, and to prepare an Annual Governance Statement (AGS) which reports publicly on the Council's compliance with the Code and the monitoring of the effectiveness of its governance arrangements.

This document is Mansfield District Council's Code and clearly states how it will apply the principles of corporate governance in the way it operates and conducts its business. It has been developed in accordance with the principles outlined in the CIPFA/SOLACE "Delivering Good Governance in Local Government" (2016) framework and accompanying guidance notes

pdf icon Revised Code of Corporate Governance [386kb]

pdf icon Annual Governance Statement [384kb]

Fraud and corruption

We are committed to fighting fraud and corruption and actively encourage employees, members of the public and others who have concerns about any aspect of the council's work to report them.

Suspicions or concerns can be reported in the following ways:

  • Email details of your suspicions to
  • Telephone our 24 hour confidential fraud hotline 0800 952 0599.

We guarantee that all reports will be acted upon and we assure you that any information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence.

We also have a whistleblowing policy and pdf icon anti-fraud strategy [172kb].

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