Who are PSAA?

Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is an independent company limited by guarantee incorporated by the Local Government Association in August 2014.

In July 2016, the Secretary of State specified PSAA as an appointing person for principal local government and police bodies for audits from 2018/19, under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015. Acting in accordance with this role PSAA is responsible for appointing an auditor and setting scales of fees for relevant principal authorities that have chosen to opt into its national scheme.

PSAA is staffed by a team with significant experience working within the context of the Regulations to appoint auditors, manage contracts with audit firms, and set and determine audit fees. All these roles are undertaken with a detailed, ongoing, and up-to-date understanding of the distinctive context of a highly regulated service and profession which is subject to dynamic pressures for change.

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