This Annual Audit Report (the Report) to members of the South Wales Police Authority (the Authority) summarises the conclusions from my 2011-12 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 2011-12:
- the Authority’s 2011-12 accounts were properly prepared and materially accurate;
- the Authority met its revenue budget for 2011-12, and continues to be well placed to deliver its response to the significant financial challenges ahead;
- the Authority had an effective internal control environment 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.