This financial year 2016/17 will be the last year that Mazars undertake External Audit for Parish and Town Councils in Norfolk. They were appointed by the Audit Commission for 5 years, the last of which is for the year 2016/17. It will also be the last year that smaller ‘exempt’ councils have an External Audit.
We need to gather together all the information required for the completion of the Accounts and the Annual Return. It is necessary to obtain bank statements for all accounts as at 31st March 2017 and to arrange the Internal Auditor inspection. The latter must be done before the Annual Return is completed. The Annual Return must be signed off by the Council by 30th June.