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, which 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 2018/19.
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 statement of accounts was approved by the Audit Committee and signed off by the Chair of the Committee and the Director of Finance on 31 July 2019. The external auditor gave an unqualified opinion on the accounts. The audit remains open and the final certificate will be issued on completion of the Whole of Government Accounts assurance.
You can download the statement of accounts below:
Previous years' accounts
You can view previous year's accounts in our annual accounts download.
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 in our financial audit reports download.