Birtley Parish Council Audit Documents

Published documents, unaudited but approved and signed sent to BDO LLB Southampton may be subject to change

External Audit Arrangements and General Requirements for Smaller Authorities such as Parish Councils.

Copy of Statement of Variances

Annual Governance Statement

Copy of Annual Statement of Accounts

External Audit Certificate and Report

Accounting Statements

Copy of Bank Reconciliation

Copy of Annual Budget

Annual Internal Audit Report

Internal Audit and Annual Statement of Accounts

The Annual Internal Audit takes place early in April and the Annual Statement of Accounts is presented to the Council at the Annual Council Meeting in May.
External Audit
Annual Statement of Accounts

The annual financial return is presented for acceptance to the Council at the Annual Council Meeting in May.  The Council is required to approve the Accounting Statement, Annual Governance Statement and the Annual Internal Audit Report.

External Audit Annual Statement of Accounts

The External Auditors BDO requirements are in line with the Audit Commission and comply with the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2016 (Regulations 12-16)

Exercise of Electors’ Rights  – Timetable

The Audit Notice will be displayed in Parish Notice Board from 8th  April to 21st April

The Council will make records available to general public 5th June to 14th July

Completed Audit has to be sent to BDO LLP Audit by 15th May.

Legally the Approval of Accounts must take place no later than 30th June and Publication of Audited Accounts no later than 30th September.

Conclusion of Audit

Annual Audit and Annual Return

The Annual Audit in accordance with Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2016 (Regulations 12-16) when concluded and the audit opinion having been given by BDO LLP any matters arising discussed, the Council then is in a position to approve and accept the Annual Return. The notice publicising the Conclusion of the Audit will be displayed for fourteen days, usually the last two weeks in June

Audit Commission Act 1998 Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2016

The Birtley Parish Council Accounts are available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 14 of the Audit Commission Act 1998.



The following matters have been raised to draw items to the attention of Birtley Parish Council. These matters came to the attention of BDO LLP during the audit of the annual return for the year ended 31 March 2016.

No matters came to our attention.

For and on behalf of BDO LLP

Date: 16 August 2016