Issue - decisions
Statement of Accounts 2008/09 presented post audit
The Director of Finance reported that the Statement of Accounts for 2008/2009 had been approved by the Audit and Risk Management Committee held on 29 June 2009 (minute 5 refers) and was then subject to audit. The District Auditor had reported his findings within the Annual Governance Report, which members were requested to consider together with the Letter of Representation. In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003 the Audit and Risk Management Committee on 23 September 2009 (minute 27 refers) considered the adjusted amendments to, and the unadjusted misstatements in, the Statement of Accounts for 2008/2009. The Director highlighted the amendments following audit and he commented that the Audit and Risk Management Committee had approved the revised accounts.
He set out the amendments to the financial statements that had been requested by the District Auditor, who had again issued an unqualified opinion and stated that the accounts presented fairly the financial position of the Council at 31 March 2009.
He reported that the Statement of Accounts included the Merseyside Pension Fund accounts, as Wirral Council was the Administering Authority. The Pension Fund also received a separate Annual Governance Report (see minute 154 post)
(1) That the revised Statement of Accounts for 2008/2009 be noted.
(2) That the action plan within the Annual Governance Report be agreed.