The statement of accounts presents the financial position of the Council at the end of the financial year and its income and expenditure to the end of that year.  The Council’s financial year is 1st April to the 31st March.


The annual Statement of Accounts have to be certified by the Deputy Chief Executive (Finance) before the end of May and approved by the Audit Committee before the end of July following the year end closure date of the 31st March. In addition, the Council’s external auditors are required to audit and ‘sign off’ the accounts by the end of July.

Appointment of new auditor from 2018- 19 accounts

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. St Albans City & District Council opted into this arrangement.

At its meeting on 14 December 2017, the PSAA Board appointed BDO LLP to audit the accounts of St Albans City & District 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.

Notice of audit of Accounts 2019

Date of last review: 31 July 2019

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