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Statutory Audits for Small Businesses and Start-ups

You might think of statutory audits as a distraction and a hindrance to the day-to-day operations, but they are of great importance. Read on to find out how your business will benefit from undergoing statutory audits, and how Wisteria Accountants can help you perform this.

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Our understanding

No matter what the scenario, it is natural to hope that the audit process causes minimal distraction for your finance team. Effective communication is key to minimise disruption. At the outset, we will define the objectives and agree on a realistic timetable which will highlight key stages and deliverables.

During your audit, we will highlight significant issues to you as they arise. At the conclusion, we will report on weaknesses in the systems and controls in the accounting system that have been identified. We will then make recommendations that will prevent fraud and error.

In the past, we’ve even had a small number of clients who don’t meet the legal requirements for a statutory audit but choose to do so for the purpose of transparency and as good corporate governance. This is particularly popular for small businesses who are fast growing. It is also common in cases in which a sale or fundraising round is likely in one to three years.

How we can help

At Wisteria, our focus is on identifying issues within your systems and ensuring that your business remains compliant. We also make sure that sufficient checks and safeguards are in place to protect against unexpected issues. This approach is sure to give the shareholders and external stakeholders peace of mind.

The way that we approach statutory audits is by first completing a risk assessment of the business in question. This way, our work can focus on the areas of most significance, or those that have the greatest risk of error.

Our experienced team has worked with a wide variety of sectors. This, together with a deep understanding of your business, will ensure that audit is not only compliant with International Standards on Auditing, but will focus on matters that will add value to your business. For more information about our services, contact us today.

Meet the expert

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in commerce and practice. After qualifying with Stoy Hayward (now BDO), Andrew moved into industry. Andrew gained commercial experience operating as a CEO and CFO of numerous successful companies in biotech, recruitment, media, technology and marketing.

amillet@wisteria.co.uk

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