Annual governance report
With effect from September 2012 Grant Thornton were appointed as the Authority’s new external auditors. Previously this function had been undertaken by the Audit Commission.
As part of their annual review, the external auditors comment on the audit of the statement of accounts, the systems of control that are in place alongside the Authority's arrangements for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the use its resources.
The External Auditors' latest comments can be found within the Annual Audit Letter which is detailed below.
Annual audit letter
Each year the external auditors also undertake an audit of the financial standing of Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority. Under the Audit Commission's Code of Audit Practice, they are required to issue an annual audit letter to the Authority, once the annual review is complete.
The most recent audit letter which was issued in September 2015 is detailed below:
The Authority underwent its Operational Assessment between 1 and 4 April 2014. This report summarises the key strengths highlighted and the Peer Review Team’s view of areas which the Authority might wish to consider further.
Audit of accounts