Auditing

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway provides a full menu of audit services including statutory audits for businesses of all sizes from listed companies to charities and schools. We also provide specialised audit services.

Financial statement audits

Our risk based audit methodology provides the foundation for a highly effective audit that provides assurance and gives insights into key areas of business risk. Whilst audits provide assurance to various stakeholders, other benefits from a Baker Tilly Staples Rodway audit include:

  • Where required, reviewing compliance with regulatory obligations
  • Providing an independent and commercially-based view of performance
  • Enhancing overall corporate governance processes
  • Opportunities for improved business performance through identification and effective communication of issues and other business insights arising from the audit
AML audits

If you provide services that are captured by the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (the Act), you will be required to have your AML/CFT risk assessment and compliance programme audited every two years in accordance with s59(2) and s59B of the Act.

We are able to undertake AML audits that satisfy the obligations of all reporting entities, including financial institutions, real estate agents, law firms and other accounting firms.

Grant audits

Many grant providers require you to have your financial statements audited or reviewed. Audits and reviews are specific services which are required to be undertaken in line with professional standards and may go beyond what your grant provider really needs. We are able to work with you and your funding provider to determine what assurance they require (i.e. whether they want assurance that the grant was spent on the specific purpose for which the grant was made or that specific outcomes were achieved).

 

Special purpose audits

We can help you design a targeted audit plan to provide you with assurance on a specific area of your business or project.

Trust accounts & other audit

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway has extensive experience in undertaking the audit of solicitors’ and real estate agents’ trust accounts and providing advice on appropriate trust accounting policies. We also undertake other non-statutory audits, including audits for private equity investors and other financiers.

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