Audit

Do you know why you need an audit or why you should have one? Do you know why audit is not always a waste of money?

The main reasons why you will be required by law to have a statutory audit are:

  • Your turnover exceeds £6.5 million or your gross assets exceed £3.26 million or the company is part of a group that exceeds those limits;
  • You are a PLC or a banking, insurance or finance company (or a subsidiary of one of these);
  • You are required by your professional or trade organisation to have your accounts audited;
  • Your shareholders do not agree to opting out of the audit.

We can advise you if you need an audit and if not, you can save on accountancy fees!

However, we aim to deliver hassle free audits and there are good reasons for having an audit even if you are not required by law to have one.

An audit involves a detailed review of the company's accounting systems and systems of control and also requires a detailed understanding of the company's business. Such a review and knowledge can provide increased opportunities to provide proactive business advice on many matters;

An unqualified audit report can improve the status of the accounts in the eyes of banks and commercial lenders, the Taxman and suppliers who may be seeking credit references, etc;

A history of accounts with clean audit reports can also be a factor if you ever wish to sell the company or, perhaps, take it to the market;

The possibility of fraud can be reduced and an audit can act as a deterrent to any potential fraudster.

We specialise in the audits of Small to Medium sized enterprises including Grant audits, Charities audits and Solicitors Accounts Rules audits. We have managed the audits of medium sized construction companies, Road Haulier companies and subsidiaries of American and European companies, Print companies and Charities etc. We also cover the accounts and independent examinations for charities.   

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Please contact us if you need further advice, have any questions about our services, or would like a free consultation or fixed fee quote.