Our Statement of Accounts shows the income and expenditure for the financial year and our financial position at the end of the period. It is compiled and presented in accordance with the Accounting Code of Practice and satisfies all legislative requirements.
2018/19 Statement of Accounts Public Inspection
After being approved by the Responsible Financial Officer as a true and fair view, draft accounts are placed 'on deposit' at West Offices and online for 30 working days. This is so local electors can inspect them, ask questions about them or challenge them - see a guide to your rights on the National Audit Office website.
The deposit dates for the 2018/19 Statement of Accounts are Monday 3 June 2019 - Friday 12 July 2019.
You can view the following documents online:
- Draft 2018/19 Statement of Accounts
- Draft 2018/19 Audit and Governance Statement
- A declaration explaining that these accounts are unaudited and subject to change
View further information about your inspection rights during this period, including how to contact the council’s auditors, Mazars.
The annual audit process
Over the summer our external auditors conduct a full and detailed examination of the draft accounts, after which they issue their accounts audit letter and audit certificate to confirm that the accounts give a true and fair view. Once this is received, the Annual Governance Committee approves the final audited accounts in September and the Council publishes them.
Statement of Accounts for previous financial years
You can view our Statement of Accounts 2017-18 as approved by the Audit and Governance Committee on 19 September 2018. The Audit has now formally concluded and a copy of the Audit certificate for 2017/18 and Notice of Conclusion of the Statement of Accounts 2017/18 are available to download..
Annual audit letters
Each year we receive a letter from our external auditors summarising the key findings of the previous year's inspection and audit work; view previous annual audit letters.
Summary of accounts
As an alternative to full statements, a summary of accounts which highlights key information has also been prepared for financial years 2004-2005 onwards.