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.
There is a formal 30 working day statutory period wherein any person may inspect the unaudited accounts and supporting documents. For this purpose, you may not inspect documents that are not relevant to the accounts or are otherwise legally protected, nor may you inspect documents that contain personal information about a member of staff.
The formal inspection period is between 4 June and 13 July 2018. However, we will normally try to assist Salford residents with an explanation of the accounts at any other time. During this period a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, or their representative may question the auditor about the accounts.
The downloadable document 'Public rights notice 2017 to 2018' sets out the details of the current inspection period and the procedures for making any objections.
The unaudited accounts and the annual governance statement will be posted to this page on 1 June. During this time, they will still be subject to review by the council's appointed auditors, Grant Thornton UK LLP. They will be replaced by the final, audited accounts at the conclusion of the audit, after their sign-off by the Audit and Accounts Committee. The appointed auditor's annual audit and inspection letter will be published when it becomes available.
The audit of the accounts for the year ending 31 March 2017 has been completed. A statement of the audited accounts, which includes a copy of the auditor's report, is open to the inspection of any local government elector for the area of Salford City Council at Swinton Civic Centre between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm from Monday to Friday.
Two objections to the accounts were received and they are being considered by the auditor, the auditor cannot issue the audit certificate until this matter has been considered fully. The website will be updated accordingly.
Any such 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, it is available to download below. The council's annual governance statement is presented alongside the accounts.
2017 to 2018
2016 to 2017
2015 to 2016
2014 to 2015
2013 to 2014
2012 to 2013
2011 to 2012
2010 to 2011
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
This page was last updated on 7 May 2018