Improving Financial Management and Governance: issues from the Audit of Community Council Accounts 2011-12

13 Sep 2013 - 10:00am

The external audit of local councils’ accounts for 2011-12 found that local councils need to maintain a clear focus on improving their financial management and governance arrangements. 

The number and range of common issues with the timing and quality of accounts and annual returns submitted for audit, and consequent audit qualifications, suggests there are systemic weaknesses that local 
councils need to address.


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