Simonburn Parish Council Audit Documents

Published documents, unaudited but approved and signed sent to PKF Littlejohn LLP may be subject to change

Exercise of Public Rights

Copy of Statement of Variances

Annual Governance Statement

Annual Statement of Accounts

External Audit Certificate of Exemption

Accounting Statements

Bank Reconciliation

Annual Budget

Annual Internal Audit Report

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.
External Audit
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 (New COVID Legislation and Guidance has extended deadlines by one month)

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 to PKF Littlejohn LLP  by 11th June.

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

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 Simonburn Parish Council Accounts are available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 14 of the Audit Commission Act 1998.

Common Inspection. During this period electors can ask questions of the auditor or make an objection. Any question or objection must be raised within the 30 day inspection period.
The Responsible Financial Officer will be able to exercise some discretion in setting the 30 day period. However, whatever period the officer sets it must include a common inspection period – during which the accounts of all smaller authorities must be simultaneously available for public inspection – of the first 10 working days (consecutive days excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays) of the July following the financial year to which the accounts relate. These changes are set out in the new Accounts and Audit Regulations



The following matters have been raised to draw items to the attention of Simonburn 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.

No matters came to our attention.

For and on behalf of PKF Littlejohn LLP