Audit notice where the Responsible Financial Officer is unable to certify the accounts because the accounts have not been prepared.
Regulation 10(1) of the Accounts and Audit Wales Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that the Responsible Financial Officer of Snowdonia National Park Authority sign and date the statement of accounts and certify that it presents a true and fair view of the financial position of the body at the end of the year to which it relates and of that body’s income and expenditure for that year. The Regulations required that this be completed by 31 May 2022.
The Responsible Officer has not signed and certified the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022. The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic together with the Authority’s capacity and some technical difficulties have resulted in a delay in completing the statement of accounts. The statement of accounts, though, will be completed as soon as possible and within Welsh Government’s revised timetable. At that time the Responsible Financial Officer will sign and certify the statement of accounts.