Report of the Group Director of Operations
The Group Director of Operations submitted a report (previously circulated) to provide Members with the Final Accounts Closedown Timetable for 2021/22.
It was reported that under the amended regulations it was the responsibility of the Group Director of Operations to sign and certify the unaudited Statement of Accounts (SoA) 2021/22 by no later than 31 July 2022 (was 31 May) and it was also the responsibility of the Audit Committee to approve the audited set of accounts on or before 30 September 2022 (was 31 July).
It was also reported that the timetable details the target dates for key actions in order to complete the Statement of Accounts (SoA) in line with statutory deadlines and serves as a tool for monitoring progress against the target dates to ensure compliance with the statutory deadlines; and confirmed that the enclosed timetable would still aim to comply with the original date of 31 May for the unaudited SoA and therefore less disruption to the normal work schedule of the Council.
The Finance Manager closely monitors the achievement of the dates in the timetable throughout the final accounts period, following up delays and missed deadlines to ensure the overall timetable is achieved.
RESOLVED – That the key dates in the Final Accounts Timetable for 2021/22, as appended to the submitted report, be noted.