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 2020 - 2021
The submitted version of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for 2020-21 can be downloaded here, and the individual pages area available below. The final page of the document (the Accounting Statements) are currently unaudited and may be subject to change.
Following the recent approval by the Council of the accounts and the completion of the Audit forms, there is now a period known as "Elector's Rights" during which it is possible to view the parish accounts. The period runs from July 1st to August 11th this year. To make an appointment to view the accounts please contact the Clerk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The interim and final recommendations of the Council appointed internal auditor, along with the Parish Council responses, are found in the links below.
Interim Audit (March 2021) - download the report
Parish Council response (March 2021) - download the report
Final Internal Audit (May 2021) - download the report
Parish Council Response (June 2021) - download the report