Trial balance

John Cross made this Freedom of Information request to Rother District Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please can you provide me with a trial balance and any journal adjustments used to prepare the most recently published annual financial statements.

By trial balance I mean "A statement of all the open debit and credit items in a double-entry ledger, made to test their equality." The Council should be able to export one from the Council's main accounting system if the one used to prepare the financial statements was not retained.

Yours faithfully,

John Cross

Lynda Crawford, Rother District Council

Dear Mr Cross

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Thank you for your request received on 27 July 2009 requesting
information used to prepare the financial statement. We are processing
your request in conjunction with the Finance Division and hope to be able
to respond to you within 4 weeks.

Lynda Crawford
Admin Assistant

Corporate Services
Rother District Council
Town Hall
Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex TN39 3JX

T: 01424 787835
F: 01424 787879
E: [1][email address]
W: [2]www.rother.gov.uk

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Lynda Crawford, Rother District Council

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Dear Mr Cross

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

With reference to your request received on 27 July 2009 about information
used to prepare financial statement, I attach the trial balance which has
been provided by the Finance Division.

You may use our internal complaints procedure if you are dissatisfied. If
you are still dissatisfied you may appeal to the Information
Commissioner. Please contact Anne Bruin, Team Leader - Customer Services,
if you wish to complain.

David Edwards
Solicitor to the Council

Corporate Services
Rother District Council
Town Hall
Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex TN39 3JX

T: 01424 787840
F: 01424 787879
E: [1][email address]
W: [2]www.rother.gov.uk

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Dear Sirs,

Thank you for sending the trial balance. Please can you also send "any journal adjustments used to prepare the most recently published annual financial statements." as requested in my original request.

Yours sincerely,

John Cross

Lynda Crawford, Rother District Council

Dear Mr Cross

Further to your email of 18 August we are not sure what additional
information you are asking for as we use journal transfers throughout the
year and during closedown to transfer monies from one place to another.
Please can you specify the information you require in more detail.

David Edwards
Solicitor to the Council

Corporate Services
Rother District Council
Town Hall
Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex TN39 3JX

T: 01424 787840
F: 01424 787879
E: [1][email address]
W: [2]www.rother.gov.uk

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Dear Sirs

The Trial Balance should have been used as a starting point when preparing the annual accounts however it may be that adjustments (journals) need to be made to arrive at the final figures used in the annual accounts. These journals are the year-end journals and were requested in my original request.

Yours sincerely,

John Cross

Lynda Crawford, Rother District Council

Dear Mr Cross

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

With reference to your further enquiry, the trial balance we gave you
includes all the year end jounals and is not the starting point.

You may use our internal complaints procedure if you are dissatisfied. If
you are still dissatisfied you may appeal to the Information
Commissioner. Please contact Anne Bruin, Team Leader - Customer Services,
if you wish to complain.

David Edwards
Solicitor to the Council

Corporate Services
Rother District Council
Town Hall
Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex TN39 3JX

T: 01424 787840
F: 01424 787879
E: [1][email address]
W: [2]www.rother.gov.uk

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Dear Mr Edwards,

The last reply you sent was very helpful as all the year end journals were included you have provided all of the information I asked for.

thank you for your help

John Cross