Gawler 2012-13 Annual Report - page 61

Town of Gawler Annual Report 2012/13
Page 61
introduction • summary •
strategic directions
• statutory information • index
Co-ordinate development and
monitor performance of the Annual
Budget / Business Plan
Completed.
Annual financial statements
completed without qualification
Completed.
Effective management of Council's
cashflow, thereby minimising
overdraft interest costs and
maximising investment income
Completed.
Undertake service level reviews
and investigate / identify
operational efficiencies
'Stage 1' of service level reviews were completed by August 2013.
Strategy: Good Administration
Support the operations and
activities of Council’s Audit
Committee
Quarterly meetings being held in accordance with Terms of Reference.
2012 work plan and meeting timetable to be developed.
Provide high quality customer
service
In accordance with customer service charter the customer survey was
not completed. Council will investigate the use of surveys from other
councils.
Review Purchasing Policy and
Procedure
Purchasing policy review completed, new procedures to be developed.
Review suppliers against third
party contract providers
To enhance probity and minimise suppliers. Suppliers have been
reduced to minimum.
Building Rules Assessment
Increase in the number of privately certified applications.
Manage and administer collection
of outstanding debtors
The Council Debt Collection Policy will be presented at a future Audit
Committee meeting.
Develop a proactive approach to
corporate risk management
Risk schedule under development.
Facilitate non-financial
performance reporting
Reporting of non-financial data for various services has been
implemented as part of Quarterly Budget Review cycle.
Prepare annual report comparing
Council's financial performance
with similar Councils
Completed.
Support the operations and
activities of Council's Audit
Committee
Completed.
Develop and review finance
policies and procedures
A number of existing finance policies were reviewed and a new
Depreciation Policy adopted.
Administer rate rebates in
accordance with Rate Rebates
Policy
Completed.
Implement actions identified within
2012 Internal Controls Review Progress reports tabled to Audit Committee.
Manage and administer
collection of outstanding debtors
in accordance with Debtor
Management Policy
Completed.
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