The council's annual Statement of Accounts for the financial year are approved as a draft by the Director of Finance, being the relevant financial officer. The draft must be approved by the end of May. The final version is agreed by the Audit Committee, being the designated Committee, after external audit review, 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 2018/19.
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.
The council’s 2017/18 Statement of Accounts were approved by the Director of Finance on 25 May 2018. The Director of Finance has also signed to declare that the Statement of Accounts for 2017/18 remain a draft until the conclusion of the external audit process. They are an unaudited document and may be subject to change depending on the result of the external auditor’s review. The 2017/18 draft statement of accounts can be found below.
The public also have certain rights in relation to review of the statement of accounts, and these can be found in the below notification.
Previous years' accounts
These are included in our Annual Accounts document download.
Annual audit letters
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.
Recent annual audit letters are included in the Financial Audit Reports document download.