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The Shared Internal Audit Service (SIAS)

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The Shared Internal Audit Service (SIAS) provides an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity to its County, District and Borough clients across Hertfordshire.  The service delivers against audit plans that are agreed annually by each of its client's Audit Committees.

The work of the Service is largely concerned with reviewing and testing the quality and effectiveness of controls designed to mitigate those operational risks that could preclude clients from achieving delivery of their major business objectives.

The Service provides an annual overall assurance opinion for each client which feeds into the client's Annual Governance Statement and the manner in which SIAS works is governed by the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards and is subject to regular independent review.