Audit and Governance Committee

 31 January 2024


Report of the Chief Finance Officer


Mazars Audit Completion Report


1.        The paper attached at Annex A is the Audit Completion Report from Mazars and communicates their findings of the audit for the year ended 31 March 2023.



2.        Members are asked to:


(a)       Note the matters set out in the Audit Completion Report presented by the external auditor


Reason: To ensure the proper consideration of the opinion and conclusions of the external auditor in respect of the annual audit of accounts and review of the council’s arrangements for ensuring value for money.


Background and Analysis


3.        The report covers:

a.   Details of any significant findings from the audit

b.   Details of any internal control recommendations

c.   A summary of minor misstatements and other amendments

d.   Details of the value for money arrangements




4.        Not applicable.

Corporate Priorities

5.        The report contributes to the overall effectiveness of the Council’s governance and assurance arrangements. 

6.        There are no financial, HR, equalities, legal, crime and disorder, IT or property implications arising from this report.
Risk Management

7.        The Council will fail to comply with legislative and best practice requirements to provide for a proper audit of the Council if it does not consider this report.



Contact Details


Chief Officer responsible for the report:

Helen Malam

Principal Accountant

01904 551739




Debbie Mitchell

Chief Finance Officer




Report Approved




Wards Affected:  All

For further information please contact the author of the report



Background Papers: None



Annex A – Mazars Audit Completion Report 2022/23