Birtley Parish Council Audit Documents
Published documents (copies), relating to Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR), unaudited but approved and signed; Certificate of Exemption sent to PKF Littlejohn LLP, may be subject to change
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.
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 PKF Littlejohn LLP 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 9th April to 22nd April
The Council will make records available to general public 3rd June to 12th July
Certificate of Exemption will be sent PKF Littlejohn LLP by 11th April.
Legally the Approval of Accounts must take place no later than 11th June and Publication of Audited Accounts no later than 30th September.
Conclusion of Audit
Annual Audit and Annual Return- Published documents, relating to Annual Governance and Accountability 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 PKF Littlejohn 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 July
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.
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND MATTERS ARISING FROM AUDIT
The following matters have been raised to draw items to the attention of Birtley Parish Council. These matters came to the attention of PKF-Littlejohn LLP during the audit of the annual return for the year ended 31 March 2018.
No matters came to our attention.
For and on behalf of PKF-Littlejohn LLP
Date: 9 September 2018