Notice of Appointment of Auditor from 2018/2019
Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Council must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its local auditor.
For audits of Council accounts from 1 April 2018, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements. Exeter City Council opted into this arrangement.
On 14 December 2017, the PSAA board approved the appointment of Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to audit the accounts of Exeter City Council for a period of five years, covering the accounts from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.
Annual audit letters
Each year our external auditors undertake a variety of checks to ensure that financial and operational probity is maintained. An annual audit letter is produced detailing their findings and recommendations.
The annual audit letters are available to view and download here: