Audit and inspection

Auditors appointed by the Audit Commission, carry out various inspections of how the Council conducts its affairs and publishes findings in reports. In particular, inspection concentrates on our accounts, performance management and financial aspects of corporate governance, for example how well we prevent and detect fraud and corruption.

2017/18 is the final year of the Audit Commission’s appointments in England. For audits of accounts from 2018/19, Devon County Council has opted into the arrangement that Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) will appoint the Council’s external auditors. More information at Notice of appointment of auditor from 2018/19.

We also carry out internal audit with Devon Audit Partnership to ensure that statutory financial responsibilities are achieved, and to assist managers in the effective delivery of services, seeking to ensure value for money. We maintain close cooperation with the external auditor to reduce overall audit costs.

Statement of accounts

Independent audit report

Inspection of accounts

By law, we have to make our accounts available to the public for inspection for a period of 30 working days.

You have a right to inspect the council’s accounts. Electors may also ask questions about, or challenge, the accounts.

The inspection period has to include the first 10 working days of June, and the notice can be found here. If you wish to inspect our accounts during this period of 30 days we will arrange for you to view them within our premises at County Hall, Exeter.

To arrange a viewing please email or call 01392 381310.

The National Audit Office provides Council accounts – a guide to your rights where you will find more information.

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