Annual Governance and Accountability Returns
The Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 set out the responsibilities of all local councils in respect of their accounting and auditing procedures.
Internal Audit: Each year, the Council’s financial accounts and statements must be examined by an independent internal auditor appointed by the town Council. The Council’s current Internal Auditor is Joanne Taylor.
External Audit: The Council is also required to complete an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). This includes the findings of the internal auditor, together with Governance and Financial Statements. The AGAR is submitted to the independent External Auditor which is appointed by the Audit Commission on a national basis. The current external auditor is PKF Littlejohn.
If you have a question about any of the information below, please contact the Council’s Responsible Finance Officer firstname.lastname@example.org