Audit

Areas of focus and auditor reporting issues related covid 19

CA, CS, CMA - COVID-19 issues will depend on each audit’s facts and circumstances. However, every auditor shall have to be proactive for these wholly unprecedented challenges in number of areas while carrying out their respective audits....

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SA 240 Auditor’s responsibility in fraudulent Financial Statements: Analysis

CA, CS, CMA - tandard on Auditing, (SA) 240, one of the most authoritative text deals with the auditor’s responsibilities relating to fraud in an audit of financial statements. With the flood of opportunities to open up for auditors to audit financial statements for the period ending 31st March 2020...

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Audit Committee under Companies Act, 2013 & SEBI (LODR), 2015

CA, CS, CMA - As per section 177 of Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 6 of Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014, following companies are required to constitute an Audit Committee: (i) All Listed Companies; or (ii) The Public Companies having paid up share capital of 10 Cr rupees or more; or (iii) The Public Companies […]...

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Compliance Audit

CA, CS, CMA - Compliance audit is an assessment as to whether the provisions of the applicable laws, rules and regulations are complying with various orders and instructions issued by the competent authority. This audit by its nature promotes accountability, good governance and transparency as it is concerned with reporting deviations, identifying weak...

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Audit of Expenses

CA, CS, CMA - Expenses are a high-risk area for any company when comes in terms of accounting and chances of fetching quality observations are quite high as compared to other accounting processes. A financial audit is a chance for the business to double-check books for accuracy and proper documentation of expenses. When reviewing company expenses, audi...

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Necessity of Statutory Branch Audit in Public Sector Banks

CA, CS, CMA - It has come to the notice of Professional Development (PD) Committee of Institute of  Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) that one of the public sector banks (PSBs) has  requested that Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) to consider the representation on  exemption from statutory bank branch audit, for the year ended March 31, 2020, in...

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Guidance notes on ICSI auditing standards

CA, CS, CMA - GUIDANCE NOTES ON ICSI AUDITING STANDARDS ICSI Auditing Standards aims to support the Company Secretaries in developing auditing acumen, techniques and tools and inculcate best auditing practices while conducting the audit and promote standardisation and uniformity in the professional arena. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India h...

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Download Guidance Note on Audit of Banks

CA, CS, CMA - Guidance Note on Audit of Banks 2020 edition As you all are aware that the Bank Statutory Audit season is just around the corner, We take this opportunity to place in your hands, the Guidance Note on Audit of Banks – 2020 edition, issued by the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board of ICAI. Over the […]...

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Suggest how to enhance audit independence & accountability: ICAI

CA, CS, CMA - ICAI invites suggestions/comments from members on Consultation paper to examine the existing provisions of law and make suitable amendments therein to enhance audit independence and accountability by 12.00 Noon on 21st February, 2020. Also Read Here –MCA proposes amendments to enhance Audit Independence & Accountability 18th Feb...

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MCA proposes amendments to enhance Audit Independence & Accountability

CA, CS, CMA - The concept of Auditor independence requires the auditor to carry out his or her work freely, with integrity and in an objective manner. Though auditor is appointed by the shareholders, effective power of their appointment and dismissal lies with the management....

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CAG cannot carry compulsory service tax audit of private agencies after GST

Oil Field Warehouse and Service Ltd Vs Union of India (Gujarat High Court) - The High Court in this regard stayed CAG audit of a private limited company providing warehouse and logistical support services in SEZ. CAG was directed not to carry out any further Service Tax audit of petitioner....

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Gujarat High Court stays Service Tax Audit under Rule 5A by CAG

OWS Warehouse Services LLP Vs. UOI (Gujarat High Court) - Gujarat High Court granted stay on conducting audit of records of taxpayers under 5A of Service Tax Rules, 1994, by Officers of C&AG who were sending communications through CGST officers....

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CAG can audit Pvt. Companies if Govt Revenue is in question

Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India Versus Union of India & Others (Delhi High Court) - The Delhi High Court has delivered a judgement in the case of Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India Versus Union of India & Others on the powers of CAG to audit the revenues of Private Telecom Companies flowing to the Consolidated Fund of India...

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Surplus arising to a partner from transaction of contribution of land held by it to a firm as capital contribution shall be taxable u/s 45

DLF Universal Ltd. Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - and contributed by the assessee to a firm towards capital contribution should be treated as stock in trade even during the course of making the transaction of transferring or contributing the land to the partnership firm as capital contribution, the surplus arising to the assessee from the said tran...

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Deductibility of premium on forward contracts in the year of entering into such contracts

CIT Vs. Industrial Finance Corporation of India (Delhi High Court) - The Delhi High Court (HC) [2010-TIOL­42-HC-DEL-IT] in the case of CIT v. Industrial Finance Corporation of India (Taxpayer) which held that the difference between forward rate and exchange rate prevailing on the date of entering into forward contracts is fully allowable as deduction even if the...

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Practising CS can do Third Party Certification Audits in Haryana

Press Release No. PDPP&S/LL/2016/37 - (09/09/2016) - Labour Department, Government of Haryana vide its Notification No. 11/38/2016-4Lab dated 10th August, 2016 formulated Third Party Certification/Audit Scheme for the factories, shops and commercial establishments in the State to liberalise the enforcement of labour laws...

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RBI issues revised guideline on Concurrent Audit System in Commercial Banks

RBI/2015-16/133 DBS.CO.ARS.No. BC. 2/08.91.021/2015-16 - (16/07/2015) - As you are aware, guidelines on 'concurrent audit system in commercial banks' were issued by us vide our circular DOS.No.BC.16/08.91.021/96 dated August 14, 1996 setting out the scope and coverage of concurrent audit system in commercial banks....

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Submission of Long Form Audit Report (LFAR) by Concurrent Auditors

RBI/2014-15/626 DBS.CO.ARS.BC.8/08.91.001/2014-15 - (02/06/2015) - You are advised that henceforth Concurrent Auditors, who are chartered accountants, of branches below the cut-off point will submit LFAR only to the Chairman of the bank. The banks in turn will consolidate/compile all such LFARs submitted by the Concurrent Auditors and submit to Statutory Central Au...

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RBI Policy on eligibility, empanelment & selection of Statutory Auditors for 2014-15

/08.91.008/2014-15 - (06/02/2015) - Department of Financial Services. Ministry of Finance. Government of India vide their letter NO'. F.No.1/14/2004-BOA dated November 25, 2014 has advised us that Government has decided that the work of selection and appointment of Statutory Central Auditors (SCAs) is delegated to individual Public Se...

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Cost Accounting Records & Cost Audit – Applicability & Compliance

General Circular No. 68/2011 - (30/11/2011) - In connection with the recently issued circulars/notifications concerning cost accounting records and cost audit, following clarifications are issued: (a) That the companies covered under Companies (Cost Accounting Records) Rules, 2011 shall only file a simple compliance report as per the notified...

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Areas of focus and auditor reporting issues related covid 19

COVID-19 issues will depend on each audit’s facts and circumstances. However, every auditor shall have to be proactive for these wholly unprecedented challenges in number of areas while carrying out their respective audits....

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

SA 240 Auditor’s responsibility in fraudulent Financial Statements: Analysis

tandard on Auditing, (SA) 240, one of the most authoritative text deals with the auditor’s responsibilities relating to fraud in an audit of financial statements. With the flood of opportunities to open up for auditors to audit financial statements for the period ending 31st March 2020...

Read More
Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Audit Committee under Companies Act, 2013 & SEBI (LODR), 2015

As per section 177 of Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 6 of Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014, following companies are required to constitute an Audit Committee: (i) All Listed Companies; or (ii) The Public Companies having paid up share capital of 10 Cr rupees or more; or (iii) The Public Companies […]...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Compliance Audit

Compliance audit is an assessment as to whether the provisions of the applicable laws, rules and regulations are complying with various orders and instructions issued by the competent authority. This audit by its nature promotes accountability, good governance and transparency as it is concerned with reporting deviations, identifying weak...

Read More
Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Necessity of Statutory Branch Audit in Public Sector Banks

It has come to the notice of Professional Development (PD) Committee of Institute of  Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) that one of the public sector banks (PSBs) has  requested that Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) to consider the representation on  exemption from statutory bank branch audit, for the year ended March 31, 2020, in...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Audit of Expenses

Expenses are a high-risk area for any company when comes in terms of accounting and chances of fetching quality observations are quite high as compared to other accounting processes. A financial audit is a chance for the business to double-check books for accuracy and proper documentation of expenses. When reviewing company expenses, audi...

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Environment, Health and Safety Assessment (Environmental Audit)

Environment, Health and Safety Assessment (EHS Assessment) in general, called and known as ‘Environmental Audit’.  Environment safety has been a major concern in previous says giving rise to need of environmental audit in all the organizations. Environmental audit is one of the areas of environmental awareness. In this articl...

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Applicability of Audit Committee under SEBI and Company Law

Audit Committee is one of the important pillars of the corporate governance mechanism in the company. It is charged with the oversight of financial reporting and disclosures. It boost the confidence in the integrity of the company’s financial reporting, the internal control process and the risk management systems. It review and monitor ...

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Cloud Computing – Digital e-Auditing and Accounting

Overview to e-Auditing & Methodology – COVID 19 and Lockdown– This article talks about how to grab an opportunity to learn and apply new learning during this lockdown. Cloud Audit is basically about Online Financial Audits with the help of Information Technology resources available. If banking operations can be commenced a...

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Audit under CFR regulations – Code of Federal Regulations

This Article talks about the overview for conducting audit as per Code of Federal Regulations CFR, standards for obtaining consistency and uniformity for the audit of Indian Government and Non-Government social bodies which are granted Aids by Government and Non-Government US agencies. In context to audits for projects executed by Healthc...

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