This Annual Audit Report (the Report) to members of the North Wales Police Authority (the Authority) summarises the conclusions from my 2010-11 audit. It reports for Authority members the significant issues arising from my audit, together with my comments on other current issues.
I have concluded that the Authority’s resources were, in all material respects, properly used and accounted for in 2010-11:
- the Authority’s 2010-11 accounts were properly prepared and materially accurate, but there is scope to improve the accounts preparation process and work continues to ensure the consistent treatment across Wales of Police Authorities of Wales transactions and balances;
- the Authority met its revenue budget for 2010-11, and is responding to the significant financial challenges ahead;
- the Authority had an effective internal control environment in place to reduce the risk of material misstatement to the financial statements; and
- the Authority’s significant financial systems were appropriately controlled and operated as intended.