Statement of accounts

Notice of appointment of auditor to Salford City Council from 2018/19

Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the council must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its auditor. 

For audits of the accounts from 2018/19, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements. Salford City Council opted into this arrangement.

At its meeting in December 2017, the PSAA Board appointed Mazars LLP to audit the accounts of Salford City Council for a period of five years, for the accounts from 2018/19 to 2022/23. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.

The unaudited 2020 to 2021 statement of accounts

The draft unaudited statement of accounts are available below along with the notice of public rights. The accounts are subject to external audit. 

Any local government elector may make a copy of the full document or any part of it. Copies of the entire document may be purchased at a cost of £30 per copy by written application to the corporate accountancy team at Salford Civic Centre or by email to council.finances@salford.gov.uk. Alternatively, it is available to download below. The council's annual governance statement is presented alongside the accounts.

Delay in publishing audited statement of accounts:

Year ended 31 March 2021 

Publication of Salford City Council’s statement of accounts and audit opinion 

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, Mazars LLP, for the following reason:  

  • The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, Mazars LLP, due to staff resource constraints.

This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234), as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/263)

This notification explains, as per Regulation 10 (2) (a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2020/21 statement of accounts in line with publication date of 30 September 2021, as per Regulation 10 (1). The council is continuing to work closely with the external auditor to ensure the required work is completed as soon as possible. In line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, Salford City Council published a draft statement of accounts subject to audit on the 30 July 2021 and the final audited Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 will be published as soon as the audit is concluded, and the Independent Auditor’s Report issued.  

Joanne Hardman
Chief Finance Officer
Date: 30 September 2021

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This page was last updated on 1 October 2021

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