Each year, an independent body, currently KPMG, carries out an audit of the Council as part of the process of accountability for public money, contribution to the stewardship of public resources and the corporate governance of public services. Their work focuses on whether we have adequate arrangements for:
- Performance and how we secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness
- Conduct of public business
- Managing and controlling our finances
- Linking financial management to strategic management
- The Annual Accounts
At the end of each audit, the auditor (KPMG) issues a Report to those Charged with Governance setting out any matters arising from this programme of audit and inspection.
In addition an Annual Audit Letter sets out the auditors findings in respect of our performance management work, our financial standing and comments on our Statement of Accounts.
Information about the Public right of inspection is available here.