PSAA is responsible for:
- appointing auditors to local public bodies, including councils, police and crime commissioners, chief constables, fire and rescue authorities and other relevant principal local government bodies;
- setting scales of fees, and charging fees, for the audit of accounts of relevant bodies;
- overseeing the delivery by its appointed auditors of consistent, high-quality and effective external audit services to opted-in bodies; and
- ensuring effective management of contracts with audit firms for the delivery of external audit services to opted-in bodies.