Statutory Audit

Reporting of Fraud by Auditors: Issues & Suggestions

Company Law - If an auditor of a company, in the course of the performance of his duties as auditor, has sufficient reason to believe that an offence involving fraud, is being or has been committed against/in the company by officers or employees of the company, he shall report the matter in the manner stated hereinafter....

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Audit Under Banking Environment

Company Law - Banking sector: The IT saga in Indian banking commenced from the mid-eighties of the twentieth century when the RESERVE BANK took itself the task of promoting automation in banking to improve customer service, book keeping, MIS and productivity....

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Satyam Case-: an eye opener

Company Law - We have been taught that an audit conducted with a view to give an opinion about the truthful and fairness of financial statements, it does not include the objective to find out frauds / errors. Though the principle has remained constant, the expectations thereof have gone a sea change....

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An Unveil Professional Opportunity of Cooperative Banks Audits

Company Law - It was emphasized that the business in cooperative Banks i.e. State cooperative banks and district cooperative banks needs to be conducted in a manner not detrimental to the intents of the depositors and as these entities being Banks are subject to the regulatory provisions of the banking Regulation Act, 1949 (AACS), it is essential that ...

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CARO 2015- No needs to report on use of Fund

Company Law - On the one hand the authorities want us to report any mischief occurred in the Company and on the other hand they are striking off various clauses from our reports through which we could report POSSIBLE FRAUD circumstances, which can become "ACTUAL FRAUD" ingredients later in future....

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Amendment in Guidance Note on Audit of Consolidated Financial Statements

Company Law - Important Clarification on Amendment to Paragraph 17 of Revised Guidance Note on Audit of Consolidated Financial Statements issued by ICAI...

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New / Revised Standard on Auditing SA 700, 701, 705, 706, 260 & 570

Company Law - 1. Revised SA 700, Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements. 2. New SA 701, Communicating Key Audit Matters in the Independent Auditor’s Report. 3. Revised SA 705, Modifications to the Opinion in the Independent Auditor’s Report. 4. Revised SA 706, Emphasis of Matter Paragraphs and Other Matter Paragraphs in the Indepe...

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Applications for Empanelment as Stock Auditor with Allahabad Bank

Company Law - Applications are invited from the Firms of Chartered Accountants for the purpose of Stock and Book Debts audit of accounts with various branches of Allahabad Bank in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Those firms having branch (es) either in A.P. or in Telangana and are interested to empanel as Stock Auditors with Bank may submit...

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CARO report not applicable for Financial year 2014-15

Company Law - ANNOUNCEMENT ON CARO, 2003 AND ADDITIONAL REPORTING UNDER THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013 We are receiving queries from the members regarding applicability of CARO, 2003 along with Auditors’ Report on financial statements of companies for the financial year 2014-15. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is working on it and has constituted a ...

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Amendment to Auditor’s Report Format Under the Companies Act

Company Law - Announcement 1 : Manner of Reporting on Section 227(3)(bb) of the Companies Act, 1956. Announcement 2 : Reference to the Accounting Standards Applicable to the Companies in the Auditor’s Report and Limited Review Reports and various Engagement Standards. Announcement 3 : Amendment to the “Auditor’s Responsibility” Paragraph Includ...

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ICAI Disciplinary Committee decision in breach of natural justice is invalid

Partha Ghosh vs. ICAI (Bombay High Court) - In October 2007, Disciplinary proceedings were initiated against two partners of M/s Pricewaterhouse (PWC) for alleged professional and other misconduct in conducting the statutory audit of Global Trust Bank. The proceedings were based on the findings in the Special Audit report and the Annual Finan...

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Govt. constitutes expert Group to look issues related to Audit firms

F. No. 17/112/2016-CL-V - (30/09/2016) - Several audit firms have represented about adverse impacts on Indian audit firms due to the structuring of certain audit firms leading to circumvention of various regulations, manner in which auditor rotation requirements is being implemented by companies, and imposition of restrictive conditions by...

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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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SEBI asks for physical verification of gold underlying the Gold ETF units by statutory auditors of mutual fund schemes and reporting to trustees on half yearly basis

Circular No. Cir/IMD/DF/20/2010 - (06/12/2010) - This circular is issued in exercise of powers conferred under section 11(1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992, read with provisions of regulation 77 of SEBI (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 1996 to protect the interests of the investors in securities and to promote the development o...

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RBI circular on submission of certificate from Statutory Auditor to the Bank on NBFC Audit

RBI/2009-10/ 187, DNBS (PD) CC. No. 162 /03.05.002 / 2009-2010 - (22/10/2009) - In terms of Para No. 15 of Non-Banking Financial (Deposit Accepting or Holding) Companies Prudential Norms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2007 and Non-Banking Financial (Non-Deposit Accepting or Holding) Companies Prudential Norms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2007, every non-banking financial company has ...

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Recent Posts in "Statutory Audit"

Reporting of Fraud by Auditors: Issues & Suggestions

If an auditor of a company, in the course of the performance of his duties as auditor, has sufficient reason to believe that an offence involving fraud, is being or has been committed against/in the company by officers or employees of the company, he shall report the matter in the manner stated hereinafter....

Read More
Posted Under: Company Law |

Amendment in Guidance Note on Audit of Consolidated Financial Statements

Important Clarification on Amendment to Paragraph 17 of Revised Guidance Note on Audit of Consolidated Financial Statements issued by ICAI...

Read More
Posted Under: Company Law |

Govt. constitutes expert Group to look issues related to Audit firms

F. No. 17/112/2016-CL-V (30/09/2016)

Several audit firms have represented about adverse impacts on Indian audit firms due to the structuring of certain audit firms leading to circumvention of various regulations, manner in which auditor rotation requirements is being implemented by companies, and imposition of restrictive conditions by foreign investors with regard to audito...

Read More

New / Revised Standard on Auditing SA 700, 701, 705, 706, 260 & 570

1. Revised SA 700, Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements. 2. New SA 701, Communicating Key Audit Matters in the Independent Auditor’s Report. 3. Revised SA 705, Modifications to the Opinion in the Independent Auditor’s Report. 4. Revised SA 706, Emphasis of Matter Paragraphs and Other Matter Paragraphs in the Indepe...

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Posted Under: Company Law |

Applications for Empanelment as Stock Auditor with Allahabad Bank

Applications are invited from the Firms of Chartered Accountants for the purpose of Stock and Book Debts audit of accounts with various branches of Allahabad Bank in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Those firms having branch (es) either in A.P. or in Telangana and are interested to empanel as Stock Auditors with Bank may submit...

Read More
Posted Under: Company Law |

Audit Under Banking Environment

Banking sector: The IT saga in Indian banking commenced from the mid-eighties of the twentieth century when the RESERVE BANK took itself the task of promoting automation in banking to improve customer service, book keeping, MIS and productivity....

Read More
Posted Under: Company Law |

Satyam Case-: an eye opener

We have been taught that an audit conducted with a view to give an opinion about the truthful and fairness of financial statements, it does not include the objective to find out frauds / errors. Though the principle has remained constant, the expectations thereof have gone a sea change....

Read More
Posted Under: Company Law |

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 Auditor as an internal document of the ban...

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An Unveil Professional Opportunity of Cooperative Banks Audits

It was emphasized that the business in cooperative Banks i.e. State cooperative banks and district cooperative banks needs to be conducted in a manner not detrimental to the intents of the depositors and as these entities being Banks are subject to the regulatory provisions of the banking Regulation Act, 1949 (AACS), it is essential that ...

Read More
Posted Under: Company Law |

CARO 2015- No needs to report on use of Fund

On the one hand the authorities want us to report any mischief occurred in the Company and on the other hand they are striking off various clauses from our reports through which we could report POSSIBLE FRAUD circumstances, which can become "ACTUAL FRAUD" ingredients later in future....

Read More
Posted Under: Company Law |
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