According to the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance, all Hong Kong Limited Companies are required to have their financial statements audited by a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The audited accounts are required to be submitted together with the annual profits tax return filing to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) as well, unless the company qualifies as a small corporation. It is to be noted that the filing exemption for the IRD does not extend to the statutory requirement of the audit under the Companies Ordinance and the directors are liable for non-compliance.
Here are 3 key areas where your business can benefit from an external audit.
Financial statements are the main source of accountability of management performance by the shareholders. Relying on external verification by auditors, shareholders will gain reasonable assurance that the accounts are free from material misstatements and can therefore be relied upon to be presenting true and fair view of the affairs of the company.
Apart from the needs of owners, other users of financial statements may need to place reliance on the financial statements. An External audit is a means of providing a reasonable basis for the users to place reliance on financial statements.
Examples of stakeholders (other than shareholders) that rely on audited financial statements include the following:
The purpose of audit is confined to provide reasonable assurance in order to avoid excessive time and cost in the performance of the audit that may outweigh any benefit that may be derived from the enhanced assurance.
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financial statements serve a wider purpose than mere statutory compliance and
government reporting. Shareholder information and reporting is an essential
function of the audited financial statements. Other stakeholder groups,
including finance partners, banks, and even commercial partners often require
audited accounts to vet a company and assert the sustainability before engaging
in business with them.
Encore Pro’s Audit services are designed to help your business mitigate risk, create new efficiencies and better support strategic objectives. In addition to doing basic review of company financials, our auditors review your processes and make recommendations to maximise productivities. We offer a range of world-leading customised audit services to cover your entire value chain – from processes to organisation, service and systems.
Competitive pricing adjusted to lower volume of transactions and limited number of employees with flexible contract terms that can be expanded in line with your business growth and needs.
Flat rate package for your expected growth in terms of business and employees. Secure competitive rates to minimize your expansion cost and fixed overheads.
Full services package tailored to your company size allows you to focus on your core activities and the assurance that your compliance requirements are being taken care of.
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