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External Audit Update 31 March 2016: Notice of Conclusion of Acconts
Date of Announcment: 20 October 2016
The audit of accounts for Keighley Town Council for the year ended 31 March 2016 has been concluded and the accounts have been published. The annual return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of keighley Town Council on application to:
Ms Safia Kauser (Town Clerk/RFO), Keighley Town Council, Keighley Civic Centre, North Street, Keighley, BD21 3RZ
Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £0.70 for each copy of the annual return.
Announcement made by: Safia Kauser
Keighley Town Council Accounts
The financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March. Keighley Town Council publishes its accounts as soon as possible after the financial year end. The Council is required to report on its financial arrangements in its annual governance statement throughout the preceding year. Once the statements are prepared, they are indepentally audited by the internal auditor and approved by the Council. This statement together with the annual accounts and return is submitted to our external auditors.
The Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) Safia Kauser, is responsible for maintaining the financial records and preparing the annual accounts in accordance with the statutory provisions and is responsible to the Council. The RFO is responsible for controlling the income and expenditure during the course of the financial year.
Those who are responsible for the conduct of public business and for spending public money are accountable for ensuring that public business is conducted in accordance with the law and proper standards, and that public money is safeguarded, properly accounted for and used economically, efficiently and effectively. In discharging this accountability, public bodies (both members and officers) are responsible for putting in place proper arrangements for the governance of their affairs and the stewardship of the resources at their disposal.
Local councils are required also to appoint an independent and competent internal auditor to review regularly whether systems of financial and other control are effective. The contact details for the internal auditor is:
Mr Max Thomas, Veritau, North Yorkshire
As a safeguard to ensure the proper discharge of this accountability, external auditors in the public sector give an independent opinion on public bodies’ financial statements. They may also review, and report on, aspects of public bodies’ arrangements to ensure the proper conduct of their financial affairs and to manage their performance and use of resources.Governance and Accountability in Local Council in England and Wales: a Practitioner’s Guide.
The body’s Annual Return is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:
Little Johns LLP, Ref SBA, 2nd Floor, 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HD
Notice of Public Rights
Each year the body’s annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit realtes and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, reciepts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2016 these documents will be made available on reasonable notice by application to the Responsible Finance Officer, Keighley Town Council, Civic Centre, North Street, Keighley BD21 3RZ or at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspection period commencing on : Monday 06 June 2016
And ending on: Friday 15 July 2016
For further information, we would ask that you read the Council’s policy on public access to inspect accounts.
Payments Over £500
The Town Council is committed to making our finances clear, so that everyone can see exactly how we are spending money. As part of that commitment we publish information on all expenditure over £500 excluding VAT.
The reports below show the individual payments to suppliers each month with a net value over £500. Please note these are payments made in the period, and do not necessarily relate to invoices dated or received in the period.
The data is published in a simple table showing:
We aim to be as transparent as we can, but in some cases we will need to respect information that could be seen as commercially sensitive. Some information is withheld, for example salaries, as it is personal data.
You can download Town Council accounts below. Documents are the final version unless denoted as DRAFT, and are subject to Crown Copyright.