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Audit notice - South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Accounts and audit (Wales) regulations 2014

Audit notice where Responsible Finance Officer unable to certify the accounts because the accounts are being prepared in accordance with revised deadlines issued by Welsh Government.

Regulation 10(1) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) require that the Chief Financial Officer of the Police and Crime Commissioner sign and date the Police and Crime Commissioner’s draft Statement of Accounts and certify that they present a true and fair view of the financial position of the Police and Crime Commissioner at the end of the year to which they relate and of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s income and expenditure for that year. The Regulations require that this be completed by 31 May 2023.

The Chief Financial Officer to the Police and Crime Commissioner has not signed and certified the draft accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023. The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales will prepare a draft Statement of Accounts on or before 31 July 2023, in keeping with recently issued guidance from Welsh Government, following notification from Audit Wales of its revised audit timings for the public sector in Wales.