Local Council account auditing

Soon after 31 March each year, the previous year’s accounts must be prepared and submitted for audit.  A detailed inspection is carried out by an Internal Auditor – a local accountant appointed by the council.  The Annual Return, a summary of key figures compared with the previous year, is then submitted for an External Audit carried out on behalf of the Audit Commission.

The Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/2020 can be downloaded via this link.