Every year the Council is required to put its accounts through the audit process. This consists of an auditor appointed by the Council checking the accounts and procedures of the Council, and ensuring that appropriate financial safety precautions are identified and followed. Once the auditor, and subsequently the Council, have approved the accounts they are sent to the external auditor. Currently the auditor for Hampshire Parish Councils is BDO LLP. They are sent the completed audit forms in June and they then make their own assessment of the Council's financial controls. When they have completed this assessment they inform the Council of their decision, and of any problems the Council needs to correct.
The latest full audit, as well as the most recent internal audit and response from the Parish Council are in the links at the top of the page. Also there are the dates for the period of "Elector's Rights" and a link to the external auditor's website.
Financial Period 2022 - 2023
The final versions of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for 2022-23 will be available below as they are produced, approved by the Council, and sent off to this year's auditor - BDO LLP.
The Full Council examined the accounts and the final internal audit at the meeting on 9th May 2023. The accounts were sent to BDO LLP. Now that the external audit is completed, the Council will consider the results at the next meeting of the Full Council in November.
To make an appointment to view the accounts please contact the Clerk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final recommendations of the Council appointed internal auditor, along with the Parish Council responses, are found in the links below.
Interim Internal Audit (January 2023) - download the report
Parish Council Response (May 2023) - download the report