Moore Stephens appointed as registered local auditor

We are delighted to confirm that Moore Stephens has been registered to perform the audit of local public bodies in both the local government and health sectors.

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 allows local authorities and health bodies to procure and appoint their own auditors. Health bodies will need to appoint auditors by the end of this calendar year for the audit of their accounts in 2017/18. Local government follows a similar timescale, but one year later.

Following confirmation that the firm and key audit partners have met the detailed eligibility requirements of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a recognised supervisory body under the Act, the firm have been placed on the register of local auditors.

Adrian Brook, Head of UK Public Sector at Moore Stephens LLP commented: "The new arrangements will allow public bodies to have a real say in who their external auditors are going to be and select a firm, which matches their needs. This can only improve responsiveness and proper accountability. We look forward to engaging with health bodies and local authorities in securing a high quality audit service."

Further details on the Moore Stephens external audit services to local bodies can be obtained by contacting Nick Bennett or Adrian Brook.