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Do you know when you are required to have an audit? You may have heard of some recent changes in the audit requirements and are still confused or none the wiser. Well let us clear this one up for you;
Under the Companies Act 2006 two out of three of the following have to apply**:
|Balance sheet total *||> £3.26m|
|Average number of employees||> 50|
*fixed assets + current assets
** excludes: any specific requirements for an audit required by a company’s Articles of Association; rules that apply to subsidiary undertakings
To many business owners an external audit may appear a costly and unnecessary professional service. Before automatically reaching this conclusion you should consider the many benefits of having an audit. We have listed our top three:
We design our audits to focus on the risks that may have a material impact on the financial statements. It is a critical function of our approach that we get to know and understand your business. You are involved in our audit from the start to the finish. We report our findings in a practical and commercial way that makes sense and addresses any issues arising.
The key to carrying out any audit is preparation and planning in advance. We guide you through this process so the amount of work required is kept to a minimum and the audit experience produces the maximum benefit.
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