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Contract Monitoring Data Pack: Quarter 4 for 2021-22

PSAA has published our Contract Monitoring Data Pack: Quarter 4 for 2021-22. The pack provides updated information regarding audit opinions as of 31 March 2022. The main headlines for this quarter include the growing backlog of unfinished audits, with over 40% of opted-in bodies preparing their 2021-22 financial statements with the prior year not completed. […]

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Press release: PSAA launches new route for appointing auditors

Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) has today established a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) that will provide a new route to procure audit services for bodies that have opted to join its national scheme. The DPS is expected to be in place through to 2030 and will enable PSAA to tap into available audit capacity […]

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Audit Services Procurement Update

PSAA is on track with its procurement of audit services for opted-in bodies for the audit of accounts from 2023/24 to 2027/28. The invitation to tender was issued as planned on 7 April 2022 and tenderers have until noon on 11 July 2022 to submit their responses.

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PSAA publishes its report on 2019/20 audits

We are pleased to present our Annual Quality Monitoring Report for 2021. This covers the work of local auditors appointed by PSAA for the 2019/20 financial year, which was undertaken during a difficult time for all concerned. We provide information from our quality monitoring arrangements throughout the year, publishing particular elements as they become available. […]

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PSAA announces the number of opt-in acceptances reaches 400 bodies

PSAA is pleased to report that it has received acceptances from 400 eligible bodies to become opted-in authorities to the national scheme from April 2023. The latest date to notify PSAA of your opt-in decision is midnight on 11 March 2022. A full list of the opted-in bodies is available.

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PSAA announces the number of opt-in acceptances reaches 300 bodies

PSAA is pleased to report that it has received acceptances from 300 eligible bodies to become opted-in authorities to the national scheme from April 2023. The latest date to notify PSAA of your opt-in decision is midnight on 11 March 2022. A full list of the opted-in bodies is available.

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PSAA appoints new Board Members

PSAA is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Board members. Fraser McKinlay joined the Board on 1 February 2022 and brings deep knowledge of public audit to the Board having worked for Audit Scotland from 2005 to 2021 in senior roles including Controller of Audit and Director of Performance Audit and Best Value. […]

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Press release:  PSAA launches its procurement of Audit Services

PSAA has today launched a major procurement of audit services for local government bodies. The aim is to enable independent auditor appointments to all of the local bodies that opt in to PSAA’s national scheme for the five-year period spanning audits of the financial years 2023/2024 to 2027/2028.  The procurement is designed to encourage and […]

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