Certification and approval of annual accounts for 2019-20

Published: 30 June 2020

Certification and approval of annual accounts for 2019-20

Regulation 15(1) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that Responsible Financial Officer of Langstone Community Council sign and date the statement of accounts, and certify that it properly presents Langstone Community Council’s receipts and payments for the year. The Regulations required that this be completed by 30 June 2020.

The Responsible Financial Officer signed and certified the accounts on 8th June 2020.

Regulation 15(2) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that following the certification by the Responsible Financial Officer referred to above, the Council must approve the accounts. The Regulations require that this be completed by 30 June 2020.

Due to the COVIC-19 outbreak, Langstone Community Council did not meet to approve the accounts until 13th July 2020.

Publication of audited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020

Regulation 15(5) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that by 30 September 2020, Langstone Community Council publish its accounting statements for the year ended 31 March 2020 together with any certificate, opinion, or report issued, given or made by the Auditor General.

The accounting statements in the form of an annual return have been published on the Council’s website. However, the accounts are published before the conclusion of the audit. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Auditor General has not yet issued an audit opinion.