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Certification/Approval of Accounts

Certification and approval of annual accounts for 2019-20

Regulation 15(1) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that Responsible Financial Officer of Llanwinio Community Council sign and date the statement of accounts, and certify that it properly presents Llanwinio Community Council’s receipts and payments for the year. The Regulations required that this be completed by 30 June 2020.

The Responsible Financial Officer has not signed and certified the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020. The Responsible Financial Officer will sign and certify the statement of accounts when the immediate pressures of the COVID-19 outbreak have subsided.

Regulation 15(2) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that following the certification by the Responsible Financial Officer referred to above, the Council must approve the accounts. The Regulations require that this be completed by 30 June 2020.

The Council has been unable to meet to approve the accounts as the Responsible Financial Officer has not yet certified the accounts.