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Statement Of Annual Accounts 15 - 16

The Statement of Accounts shows the financial performance of activities by the Borough of Poole and details our finances. They are prepared in accordance with the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting.

There is also information on job titles, salaries and expenses of senior council officers

Public Inspection of Accounts

There is a 30 day period of inspection prior to the completion of the audit. The advert for this is on this section of the website as a pdf file. During the inspection period any member of the electorate may inspect and make copies of the accounts and the related books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts. Written objections to the accounts must be made to the external auditor (Copied also to the Head of Finance). The draft Statement of Accounts are on this website as a pdf file.


The Audit is completed and the audit opinion issued within 3 months after the Statement of Accounts is approved by the Head of Finance. Following receipt of the audit certificate, the audited Statement of Accounts is available on the council website.

It is statutory requirement for the Statement of Accounts to be signed by the Head of Finance by 30 June and approved by the Audit Committee before 30 September. The Statement of Accounts is published when the audit is complete, or no later than 30 September.