Our Annual Statement of Accounts for the financial year are approved as a draft by the Director of Finance, who is the relevant financial officer. The draft must be approved by the end of May.
The final version is agreed by the Audit Committee, who is the designated Committee, after external audit review. This must happen by the end of July. Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd have made the appointment of Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to audit the accounts of Swindon Borough Council for five years from 2018 to 2019.
The annual accounts provide information on the council's income and expenditure during the year, and balances at the year end. They are prepared in accordance with the accounting practice that applies to all local authorities.
Our draft Statement of Accounts was approved by the Director of Finance on Friday, 24 May. This remains a draft document until the conclusion of the external audit process. It is an unaudited document and may be subject to change depending on the result of the external auditor’s review. You can download the draft document below.
Previous years' accounts
You can view previous year's accounts on our annual accounts downloads page.
Annual audit letters and reports
The annual audit and inspection letter summarises the conclusions of the council's external auditors and any significant issues arising from their recent audits and inspections.
You can view recent annual audit letters and reports on our financial audit reports downloads page.