Annual Audit and Governance Statement
The Parish Council derives most of its income from the parish precept which is collected as part of the council tax paid by all householders to Selby District Council, you can read more details here.
The clerk is responsible for keeping the books in order, preparing a budget and drafting the accounts, but the councillors are responsible for checking those figures and approving the accounts.
That check is called an ‘internal audit’. Subsequently the accounts are examined by an independent auditor.
The annual governance statement (see below) sets out the various elements of the audit and a summary of income and expenditure of the Parish Council.