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 most Parish Councils is PKF Littlejohn. 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 2021 - 2022
The final version of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for 2021-22, which is now to be sent to the external auditor PKF Littlejohn, will be available soon, and the individual pages will be available below.
Annual Governance Statement 2021-22
Accounting Statements 2021-22
External audit result from PKF Littlejohn
There will be a period of elector's rights during which the full accounts will be available to examine. This period will include the first 10 working days in July, but may start earlier. When decided, the final dates for the period will be published both here and on the main parish noticeboard outside the Memorial Hall. 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.
Internal Audit (April 2022) - download the report
Parish Council Response (May 2022) - download the report