Decision details

Closure of Accounts Timetable 2022/23

Decision Maker: Accounts and Audit

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Resources submitted a report to remind Members of the statutory requirement to closedown the Council’s accounts by 31 May 2023 and to publish them, including any certificate, opinion or report issued by the auditor, by 30 September 2023. 


A detailed timetable was annexed to the Report setting out the actions that need to be taken and which member of staff is responsible for each one.


Members were informed that it is imperative that the accounts for the current year are closed as soon as reasonably practicable in order to inform the budget setting process for future years.  This allows the Council to be able to consider its reserves and balances and areas of over-under spending with greater certainty.


Members were reminded that the Council is planning to present the audited statement of accounts at the proposed meeting of this Committee on Wednesday 2023 for approval (subject to approval of the proposed Committee meeting timetable) so it is important that all Members endeavour to attend this meeting in order to ensure that it is quorate.




Endorsed the approach suggested in the report for the closure of the 2022/23 accounts.

Report author: Averil Crowther

Publication date: 22/02/2023

Date of decision: 08/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 08/02/2023 - Accounts and Audit

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