The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 require Parish Councils to conduct a review of the effectiveness of our financial systems/procedures and prepare an annual governance statement (AGAR) which includes accounts every financial year.
The purpose of the annual governance statement is for an authority to report publicly on its arrangements for ensuring that its business is conducted in accordance with the law, regulations and proper practices, and that public money is safeguarded and properly accounted for. This process is an External Audit and it carried out by PKF Littlejohn for Withyham Parish Council.
In addition the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 also require Parish Councils to ‘undertake an effective internal audit to evaluate the effectiveness of its risk management, control and governance processes’. Each year Withyham Parish Council has an interim internal audit which predominantly reviews the financial systems/procedures, and an end of year internal audit which reviews the preparation of the external audit paperwork, and confirms the Internal Auditor’s view that the Council has acted properly through the year.
Withyham Parish Council’s internal auditors are Mulberry & Co.
The audited accounts for Withyham Parish Council for the year 2022-2023 are now available for inspection:
- Notice of Conclusion of Audit for the Year Ended 31 March 2023
- Certified AGAR Year Ended 31 March 2023
- The Exercise of Public Rights 2022-2023
- Summary of Rights
Information relating to the financial management of the Council can be found below.
- Notice of Conclusion of audit and AGAR Year End March 2022
- Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2021 and AGAR
- Notice of Unaudited Accounts 2021
- 2019/20 parts 1-2 and part 3
The following financial policies are also available:
All other policies and procedures are available to read on the Policies page.