This Annual Audit Letter (the Letter) to members of the Dyfed Powys 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. The work reported upon in Letter was set out in the agreed 2009-10 Audit Strategy
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:
- the Authority’s 2009-10 accounts were properly prepared and materially accurate, but agreement on the treatment of Police Authorities Wales transactions is still to be reached;
- the Authority met its revenue budget for 2009-10, but faces difficult financial challenges ahead;
- the Authority had effective financial management arrangements; and
- the Authority’s significant financial systems were fit for purpose.