The Finance Department supporting Suffolk County Council collectively provides a range of strategic, professional and management accounting services that are fundamental to the success of the Council.
These services are divided into two areas that work closely together with the strategic function managed by Geoff Dobson who is the Council's Statutory Financial Officer (i.e. Section 151 Officer under Local Government Act 1972). Geoff and his team are responsible for financial planning and forecasting; strategic financial advice to officers and councillors; compliance with financial policies and standards; resource allocation; major financial projects; pension fund investment and corporate governance.
The operational services are managed by Sue Garbett at Customer Service Direct, and include a range of services such as statutory financial reporting, propriety of financial systems and controls, the provision of budgetary information to budget holdders, payment of invoices, collection of debt and financial advice to both Suffolk County Council and Mid Suffolk District Council.
Roles and Responsibilities
- strategic financial advice;
- corporate accounting;
- capital spending, financing and borrowing;
- treasury management;
- partnership and project finance;
- accounts payable;
- accounts receivable;
- pension fund accounts and investment strategy;
- financial systems;
- financial information; and
- budgets and medium term financial planning.
Statements of Accounts
- Statement of Accounts - 2011-12 (Audited)
- Statement of Accounts - 2010-11
- Statement of Accounts 2009-10
- Statement of Accounts 2008-09
- Statement of Accounts 2007-08
- Statement of Accounts 2006-07
- Statement of Accounts 2005-06
Audit of Accounts - Notice of Public Rights - 2013
Audit of Accounts - Notice of Public Rights - 2012
- Notice of Closure of Audit
- Notice of Public Rights
- Notice of Public Rights - Advertisement
- 2011-12 Annual Audit Letter
- Annual Governance Statement
The Audit Commission is the Auditor to Suffolk County Council. The maintenance and integrity of the financial content on the Suffolk County Council website is the responsibility of the audited body; the work carried out by the auditors does not involve consideration of these matters and, accordingly, the auditors accept no responsibility for any changes that may have aoccurred to the financial statements since they were initially presented on the web site. For the latest Annual Audit and Inspection Letter, please go to the Our Performance page.
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