Statement of accounts
The Statement of Accounts is the statutory summary of the council's financial affairs for the financial year and is prepared in accordance with the local government Accounting Code of Practice (ACOP).
Statement of Accounts 2021/22 - Swansea Council
Regulation 10(1) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that Responsible Financial Officer of Swansea Council to sign and date the statement of accounts and certify that it presents a true and fair view of the financial position of the body at the end of the year to which it relates and of that body's income and expenditure for that year. The Regulations required that this be completed by 31 May 2022.
The Responsible Financial Officer has not signed and certified the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The statement of accounts will be prepared, and the Responsible Financial Officer will sign and certify the statement of accounts when the immediate pressures of the COVID-19 outbreak have subsided.
The purpose of the Statement of Accounts is to give electors, local taxpayers, council members and any other interested parties clear information on the overall finances of the council and to demonstrate the city council's stewardship of public money for the year.
Audit of Accounts
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sections 30 and 31 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 and the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014, as amended that -
1. From Tuesday 27th September 2022 to Friday 30th September 2022, and from Monday 3 rd October 2022 to Friday 7th October 2022, and from Monday 10th October 2022 to Friday 14th October 2022, and from Monday 17th October 2022 to Friday 21st October 2022 and on Monday 24th October 2022, between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m., under section 30(1) of the above Act any person interested, on application to the Chief Finance Officer, Room 1.4.1 Civic Centre, Swansea, may inspect and make copies of the Accounts of City and County of Swansea Pension Fund and Swansea Bay Port Health Authority for the year ended 31st March 2022 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating thereto.
2. Under section 30(2) of the above Act, on or after Tuesday 25th October 2022 at 9.00 a.m. at Civic Centre, Swansea, the Council's Appointed Auditor, the Auditor General for Wales , or his representatives, at the request of any Local Government Elector to which the Accounts relate, will give the Elector or his or her representative an opportunity to question them about the accounts, and any such Elector or his or her representative may attend before the auditor and make objection to any of the Accounts.
3. Any Elector must give prior written notice to the Auditors of any proposed objection and the grounds on which it is to be made (in accordance with regulation 16 of The Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2005). At the same time, a copy thereof shall be submitted to the Chief Executive of the Council.
4. This does not entitle a person to inspect any accounts or other documents referred to in Paragraph 1 above to the extent that those accounts or documents contain personal information, as defined by section 30(4) of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004, or to require any personal information to be disclosed in answer to any question.
5. Under section 31(1), Electors have a right to attend before the Auditor, during a period running from the appointed day to the completion of the audit, to make objections as to any matter that the Auditor could take action under section 32 (application for declaration that an item of account is contrary to law) or in respect of which the Auditor could make a report under section 22 (reports in the public interest). The notice of objection or potential objection should be sent to Derwyn Owen, Audit Wales, 24 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LJ
Dated this 13th September 2022
Tracey Meredith, Chief Legal Officer and Monitoring Officer