Pre Audit Inspection Period for Annual Accounts

Annual Accounts for the Period from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023

The Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014 require all Scottish Local Authorities to compile their Annual Accounts according to the regulations; to have their Annual Accounts independently examined by an external auditor appointed by the Accounts Commission for Scotland; and to undertake a period of public inspection of the annual accounts during the annual audit.

Pre audit inspection notice 2022/23 annual accounts

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 9 (1) of the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014 that: 

  1. Copies of the unaudited accounts of Inverclyde Council for the year ended 31 March 2023 will be available for public inspection on-line in the Financial Statements section of the Council’s website: from Monday 3rd July 2023 to Friday 21st July 2023, both days inclusive. Anyone who wishes to inspect the accounts or any items identified at b) should contact us at;
  2.  Any person interested may request an electronic copy of the abstract of the accounts to be audited, all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts related thereto, and may request copies of any or all parts of the accounts without charge in line with the arrangements outlined above;
  3. Any person interested may object to the accounts or to any part of those accounts, no later than 4.00pm Monday 24th July by:
  1. Sending their objection in writing, together with a statement of the grounds thereof, to the auditor, Michael Wilkie (Director), KPMG, 319 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5AS or email and;
  2. Sending a copy of that objection and statement to the Chief Executive and to any officer of the authority who may be concerned, both at Inverclyde Council, Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY;

d. The auditor shall, if requested by the person objecting, the authority, or by any officer of the authority who may be concerned, afford to that person or authority or officer, as the case may be, an opportunity of appearing before and being heard by the auditor with respect to that objection; and any such person or officer may so appear and be heard either personally or by a representative. This will be carried out online or by telephone


Alan Puckrin, Chief Financial Officer (s95 Officer)

Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

16th June 2023