Finance and Accounts

The Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015 set out the responsibilities of all local councils in respect of their accounting and auditing procedures.

Each year, the Council’s financial accounts and statements are examined by an independent ‘internal’ auditor appointed by the Council.

The Council is also required to complete an ‘Annual Return’ which includes the findings of the Internal Auditor, together with Governance Statements and Financial Statements. This Annual Return is then submitted to another independent ‘external’ auditor for examination.

As part of this process, the Council must publish the unaudited Annual Return and must make arrangements for a period in which interested persons can inspect the Council’s accounts and related documents. If you are a registered local government elector (i.e. you appear on the electoral register for the area covered by the Council) you can also ask questions about the accounts and object to them.

In due course (and by the 30th September each year) the Council must also publish a final copy of the audited Annual Return, once this is received back from the External Auditor after they have completed their examination.

2017-18

Internal Audit Report 2017-18

Annual Governance Statement 2017-18

Accounting Statements 2017-18

External Audit

Explanation of Variances

Exercise of public rights 2017-18

Bank Reconciliation 31.03.2018

Asset Register 2017-18

Budget 2018-2019

 

2016-17

External Audit report 2016-17

Internal Audit report 2016-17

Annual Governance Statement

Accounting statements

Council accounts summary of your rights

Significant Variances 2016-17

Risk Assessment 20.06.2017

Asset Register 2016-17 

Bank reconciliation 31.03.2017

Budget 2017-2018

2017-2018 Budget table comparisons

 

2015-16

Annual Return 2015-16

Bank reconciliation 31.03.2016

Variances 2015-16

Asset Register 2016

Statement of Internal Control

Financial regulations

 

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