At the end of each financial year (March) we are required by law to produce a Statement of Accounts. This is essentially a technical publication which provides a true and fair view of our financial position, and our income and expenditure for the year.

It includes all the financial statements and disclosure notes required by law and these are reviewed by our external auditors. The key statements included are:

  • Movement in Reserves
  • Comprehensive Income and Expenditure Account
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Key notes to the Core Financial Statements
  • Housing Revenue Account Income and Expenditure Account
  • Collection Fund

Notice of Non Conclusion

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to their rescheduling of the audit. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.

See The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (, updated by amendment The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (

Therefore, this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2020/21 final statement of accounts in line with the deadline 30 September 2021, as per paragraph (1).  The Audit and Standards Committee will consider the results of the 2020/21 audit at its meeting on 16 December 2021, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

You can view previous years' Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance statements in the 'Statement of Accounts Archive'.

2019-20 Statement of Accounts and Notice of Conclusion

We can now confirm the conclusion of the audit for the year ended 31 March 2020.

South Yorkshire Archaeology and Archives Services Statement of Accounts

Each year the annual return is audited by an auditor appointed by the Audit Commission and any person interested has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the annual return and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them.

Should you have any problems accessing any of the appended documents or if you have any queries related to this matter, please direct them to Strategic Finance by telephoning 0114 273 4345.