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PREPARING FOR THE NEW USE OF RESOURCES. Mary Hawkins Strategic Director Warwick District Council. THE BASICS – 1. Applicable from 2008/09 – the current year Assessed in 2009/10 For Districts ‘natural resources’ and ‘assets’ elements not assessed 1 st year

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Preparing for the new use of resources

PREPARING FOR THE NEW USE OF RESOURCES

Mary Hawkins

Strategic Director

Warwick District Council


The basics 1
THE BASICS – 1

  • Applicable from 2008/09 – the current year

  • Assessed in 2009/10

  • For Districts ‘natural resources’ and ‘assets’ elements not assessed 1st year

  • Auditors guidance is on the their website (‘the basics’ & ‘what more’)


The basics 2
THE BASICS – 2

  • Auditors should concentrate on the key words of the KLOE

  • We don’t know how much of their guidance will be open to discretion

  • Some scoring principles still to be announced

  • It’s a lot harder


PLAN AND DELIVER FINANCES EFFECTIVELY TO DELIVER STRATEGIC PRIORITIES AND SECURE SOUND FINANCIAL HEALTH?

  • Integrated financial planning

  • Medium to long-term financial planning

  • Engaging with stakeholders

  • Managing spending

  • Financial governance & leadership


Sound understanding of costs performance and achieve efficiencies
SOUND UNDERSTANDING OF COSTS & PERFORMANCE - AND ACHIEVE EFFICIENCIES

  • Understanding costs

  • Decision making

  • Making efficiencies


Financial reporting is timely reliable meeting needs of internal users stakeholders local people
FINANCIAL REPORTING IS TIMELY, RELIABLE – MEETING NEEDS OF INTERNAL USERS, STAKEHOLDERS & LOCAL PEOPLE

  • Financial monitoring & forecasting

  • Fit-for-purpose financial reports to monitor performance & decisions

  • Preparation of accounts

  • Publishing reports


COMMISSION & PROCURE QUALITY SERVICES & SUPPLIES, TAILORED TO LOCAL NEEDS, TO DELIVERS SUSTAINABLE OUTCOMES & VFM

  • Clear vision of expected outcomes

  • Extensive involvement in Commissioning

  • Improvement through service redesign

  • Understanding the supply market

  • Evaluation of procurement options

  • Review service competitiveness & achieving VFM & wider objectives


Relevant reliable data and information to support decision making manage performance
RELEVANT & RELIABLE DATA AND INFORMATION TO SUPPORT DECISION MAKING & MANAGE PERFORMANCE

  • Produce relevant & reliable data & work with partners to secure data quality

  • Provide information which supports decision making

  • Ensure data security & compliance with statutory requirements

  • Monitor performance against priorities


Promote demonstrate the principles values of good governance
PROMOTE & DEMONSTRATE THE PRINCIPLES & VALUES OF GOOD GOVERNANCE

  • Principles of good governance

  • Purpose & vision

  • Ethical framework & culture

  • Partnership governance


Manage risks have a sound system of internal control
MANAGE RISKS & HAVE A SOUND SYSTEM OF INTERNAL CONTROL GOVERNANCE

  • Risk Management

  • Counter fraud and corruption arrangements

  • System of internal control


Plan organise develop workforce effectivelt to support achievement of strategic priorites
PLAN, ORGANISE & DEVELOP WORKFORCE EFFECTIVELT TO SUPPORT ACHIEVEMENT OF STRATEGIC PRIORITES

  • Productive & skilled workforce

  • Knows in medium term what staff it will need, with what skills & has plans to achieve

  • Engages and supports staff in organisational change

  • Has policies which support diversity & good people management


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