Birmingham City Council Statement of Accounts: Financial Year 2016 to 2017
The Council's Draft Statement of Accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2017 which include Group Accounts and the Draft Annual Governance Statement, was signed by Mike O’Donnell, Interim Chief Finance Officer on 1 June 2017 and passed to Grant Thornton for external audit on 5 June 2017.
The final version of the Accounts has been amended for matters arising during the audit and included in the Auditor's Annual Findings Report. The Final Statement of Accounts was signed by the Interim Chief Finance Officer and the Vice Chair of Audit Committee on 26 September 2017.
Conclusion of the Audit
The Council’s auditors have issued their Audit Opinion and Value for Money Conclusion on the 2016/17 Statement of Accounts. They cannot formally conclude their audit and issue an audit certificate until they have completed their consideration of two matters brought to their attention by local authority electors.
The web version of the Statement of Accounts does not include manual signatures for security purposes.
The signed audited statement of accounts and reports from the auditor are available for inspection by any local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate at 10 Woodcock Street, Aston, Birmingham, B7 4BG, from 9am to 4pm on working days, on application to Annette Rowe, Finance Manager, Finance and Legal Directorate, Finance (WS), PO Box 16306, Birmingham, B2 2XR (telephone 0121 303 3313 or email Annette.Rowe@birmingham.gov.uk).