Section 3 – External Auditor Report and Certificate 2020/21
In respect of East Farleigh Parish Council– KE0084
1 Respective responsibilities of the body and the auditor
This authority is responsible for ensuring that its financial management is adequate and effective and that it has a sound system of internal control. The authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return in accordance with Proper Practices which:
• summarises the accounting records for the year ended 31 March 2021; and
• confirms and provides assurance on those matters that are relevant to our duties and responsibilities as external auditors.
Our responsibility is to review Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return in accordance with guidance issued by the National Audit Office (NAO) on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General (see note below). Our work does not constitute an audit carried out in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK & Ireland) and does not provide the same level of assurance that such an audit would do.
2 External auditor report 2020/21
3 External auditor certificate 2020/21
We certify that we have completed our review of Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return, and discharged our responsibilities under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, for the year ended 31 March 2021.
On the basis of our review of Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR), in our opinion the information in Sections 1 and 2 of the AGAR is in accordance with Proper Practices and no other matters have come to our attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have not been met.
Other matters not affecting our opinion which we draw to the attention of the authority:
* Note: the NAO issued guidance applicable to external auditors’ work on limited assurance reviews in Auditor Guidance Note
AGN/02. The AGN is available from the NAO website (www.nao.org.uk)
External Auditor Name/External Auditor Signature: PKF LITTLEJOHN LLP