This Annual Audit Letter to members of the North Wales Police Authority (the Authority) summarises the conclusions from my 2009-10 audit. It reports for Authority members the significant issues arising from my audit, together with my comments on other current issues.
From my financial audit work I have concluded that the Authority’s resources were, in all material respects, properly used and accounted for in 2009-10 and that:
- the Authority’s accounts were properly prepared and, once amended, were materially accurate;
- the Authority met its revenue budget for 2009-10, but faces significant financial challenges ahead;
- the Authority had effective financial management arrangements; and
- the Authority’s significant financial systems were fit for purpose.